Indiana - An IU student and member of Delta Tau Delta was arrested Tuesday for ordering and dealing large quantities of Xanax tablets shipped from Canada.
IU police officers arrested Andrew Thrall, 20, at the Alpha Chi Omega house at 1000 N. Jordan after a months-long investigation, IU Police Department Lt. Craig Munroe said.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Service found that Thrall had been purchasing packages of Xanax tablets online using bit coins and shipping the drugs to the Alpha Chi Omega house. Munroe said Thrall’s “girlfriend, or at least an acquaintance” in Alpha Chi Omega would then deliver the package to Thrall, who lives in the Delta Tau Delta house at 1431 N. Jordan.
On Tuesday, Thrall received a package of 1,000 tablets of Xanax shipped from Canada, which officers recovered.
Following the arrest, police officers served a search warrant through the Delta Tau Delta house and found one capsule of ecstasy, a small amount of LSD and some marijuana edibles in Thrall’s room.
Police also found $2,000 in a safe in Thrall’s room, which he admitted was money earned from selling the Xanax. Munroe said each tablet cost Thrall about $5, and he was making about $3 of profit from each tablet. Xanax, a brand of Alprazolam, is a drug that is typically prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Indiana frat boy really setting a new bar for criminal geniuses, no pun intended. I mean maybe I’m spoiled from too many movies and TV shows, but there’s got to be a better plan for committing a crime than this right? Ordering 1,000 illegal prescription pills from Canada under your own name and shipping them directly to your girlfriend’s house on your own campus? Not exactly an airtight smuggling operation going on there. Then again I guess this is what college is for. Learning from mistakes, experimenting. Few years from now and one diploma later we might be looking at the Xanax King of the Midwest.
PS – Buying Xanax on the internet with bitcoins, the future of prescription pill abuse is here.