Police: Two arrested after receiving thousands of Xanax pills in the mail

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 17:55:11-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Two people have been arrested on drug-related charges after police say they received a large shipment of pills in the mail.

Escondido Police were contacted by federal law enforcement after a package containing 5,700 Xanax pills was shipped from Great Britain to Escondido.

Police found even more Xanax pills after serving a search warrant in Escondido.

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Police arrested Christian Wolfkiel, 22, and Colin Frank, 23. Both Wolfkiel and Frank were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent for sales.

“Prescription drug abuse is a significant problem not only Escondido, but in communities throughout our nation. Our officers and detectives will continue to work closely with community organizations and law enforcement partners to create a drug free Escondido,” said Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter.

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Police encourage anyone with unused medications to dispose of them. Unused medications can be disposed of at the Escondido Police and Fire Headquarters during business hours.

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