Carlos Solis, 18, charged with possession of a controlled substance on school grounds
Updated: Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009, 12:54 PM CST
Published : Monday, 14 Dec 2009, 12:12 PM CST
AUSTIN (KXAN) - An Austin teen faces drug charges after being arrested at school with two Xanax pills in his pocket and no prescription.
Police also suspected him to be under the influence of Xanax, a benzodiazepine typically prescribed for anxiety and/or depression.
On Friday at the Austin Can Academy, school officials noticed Carlos Solis, 17, seemed to be under the influence of drugs. After calling him to the front office, Solis was searched, where two Xanax pills were discovered on him.
When questioned, Solis told police he was prescribed the pills by his doctor. Solis was not able to give the doctor's name or for what condition they were prescribed.
The Austin Can Academy is an "educational institution that's goal is to provide a second chance for at-risk youth and their families to achieve economic independence and hope for better life through relationship-based education and training."
Solis is charged with a state-jail felony charge of possession of a controlled substance on school grounds. If convicted, he faces up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.