Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly categorized Xanax and Valium. The two drugs are benzodiazapins. We regret the error and any confusion it may have caused.
Chesterfield police are investigating two cases of felony drug possession after two individuals stopped for traffic violations were allegedly found with prescription medications last week.
In the first instance, an 18-year-old male was stopped Dec. 2 near the intersection of Clayton Road and Wildwood Parkway and found in possession of marijuana, Xanax and drug paraphernalia. In the second, Chesterfield police pulled over a 40-year-old male Dec. 3 in the 100 block of THF Boulevard who had Valium pills without a prescription.
Chesterfield police declined to give further details, stating that the the drugs needed to be verified with labwork, but added that these kind of prescription medications are widely abused.
Missouri statute states that any person who is in possession of a controlled substance, except 35 grams or less of marijuana or a synthetic equivalent, is guilty of a Class C felony.