Adelaide man arrested after allegedly selling fake Xanax that put three teenagers in hospital


Fake Xanax tablets put three teens in hospital as man, 18, is arrested for allegedly selling the toxic drugs

  • Two males and a female needed urgent medical care after they ingested the pills 
  • Police raided the Adelaide man’s home and seized over 1,400 fake tablets
  • The 18-year-old was arrested and charged with supplying and trafficking drugs

A man has been arrested for allegedly selling fake ‘Xanax’ tablets that landed three teenagers in hospital. 

The 18-year-old Adelaide man allegedly supplied the illicit substance to two teenage males and one teenage female who after ingesting the tablets needed urgent medical care. 

Police raided an Elizabeth Vale home on Tuesday and seized over 1,400 tablets labelled ‘Xanax’ – with some packaged in small bags ready for supply.

The tablets marked as ‘Xanax’ were identified as fake and were laced with a variety of illicit substances.   

South Australian police said the drugs posed a significant threat to the health and safety of the community. 

‘This poses a significant risk to the community who would be unaware of what they are consuming,’ the police statement read. 

‘Police wish to remind the public that taking any medication which hasn’t been prescribed to you by a doctor can be dangerous and even life threatening.’

The alleged supplier was charged with supplying a controlled drug to a child and trafficking a large commercial quantity of a controlled drug. 

He was refused bail and will face the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Wednesday. 



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