Xanax Incidents at Local Schools

Xanax Incidents at Local Schools
Posted on 11/20/2019
Xanax Incidents at Local SchoolsBetween November 6 and November 8, the Chino Police Department investigated four separate incidents involving students from Don Lugo High School and Ramona Junior High School who were found to be under the influence of Xanax and transported to a local hospital. As a result of the investigations, three students were arrested for possession of Xanax for sales. The students were from Ramona Junior High, Buena Vista High, and Don Lugo High School. Chino Police Detectives also arrested 19-year old Alexis Oviedo of Ontario for possession of Xanax for sales, and the investigation revealed he was responsible for supplying the Xanax to the students.

The Chino Police Department takes the illegal use of prescription pills very seriously, especially when it involves our youth. The Chino Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau, which consists of School Resource Officers, Detectives, and Special Enforcement Team Investigators, have been working diligently to address the influx of Xanax in our community and our local schools.

Parents are strongly encouraged to talk with their children about the dangers of prescription medications and to dispose of any unused prescription medications in their homes. The Chino Police Department provides a secure lock box in the lobby of the station that is available to the public to drop off their unused medications.

The Chino Police Department will continue to take a proactive approach to deter the use of dangerous narcotics in our schools. We will continue to partner with the CVUSD to make our community and our schools a safe place for our children to learn and grow. Anyone with additional information can contact Sergeant Dustin Tomicic at 909-334-3115.