Authorities in California have arrested a man who allegedly sold Xanax to police officers after falsely claiming to have a prescription for the medicine, a spokesman for the California Department of Justice told ABC News.
The man was arrested Friday and faces several felony charges, including trafficking in a controlled substance and falsely reporting a prescription.
The department released a statement Sunday saying the suspect was charged with three counts of trafficking in Xanax, four counts of misreporting a prescription and one count of misbranding Xanax.
The California Department for Justice said the suspect, identified as Daniel S. B. Cisneros, 36, of Long Beach, is currently being held in Orange County Jail.
The statement said he has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
A spokeswoman for the department’s Drug Enforcement Administration told ABCNews.com that the DEA had no comment.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also said that it had no information to share.