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Stamford police seize 1,000 antianxiety pills outside McDonald’s

August 20, 2018

STAMFORD — Police say a New York teen was arrested last week when he tried to make a large delivery of antianxiety pills at the East Side McDonald’s.

Capt. Richard Conklin said officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad heard there was going to be a large delivery of Xanax in the McDonald’s parking lot Friday night.

Conklin said officers conducted surveillance of the parking lot and saw a man matching the suspect’s description arrive in an Infinity G20 around 10:30 p.m. As the driver was showing a passenger a bag containing what police suspected was Xanax, Conklin said the man quickly tried to hide the bag under his leg when he saw officers approaching the car.

Conklin said officers found the bag containing 1,002 rectangular, two milligram pills that were identified as Xanax. The officers also found another bag containing 5.6 grams of powder cocaine in the car, Conklin said.

Nicolas Hayden, of Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, N.Y., was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of narcotics with intent to sell. He was released after posting a $25,000 court appearance bond.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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