A 26-year-old Leesburg man was arrested after he was found in possession of prescription medication he allegedly stolen from a family member and urine which he admitted he’d used to pass a drug test for work.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shea Shaw reported stopping a Honda Civic on State Highway 11 east in Pickton after noticing the car did not have a front license plate. On contact with the driver and sole occupant, identified in arrest reports as Matthew Christopher Jaeger of Leesburg, Shaw noted him to appear nervous. Jaeger allegedly attributed it to the fact that he was driving while his license was invalid an agreed to let officers search the car.
Shaw reported finding a container of urine, which the man allegedly admitted to using to pass a drug test for work. Also located in the car were 10 Alprazolam pills weighing 2.4 grams, ranitidine hydrochloride and a number of items of drug paraphernalia.
Alprazolam is a medication used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression. Ranitidine hydrocholoride, typically Zantac, is a histamine-2 receptor blocker used for treating and preventing ulcers in the duodenum and stomach, and for treating heartburn, erosive esophagitis and Zollinger Ellison syndrome.
The Alprazolam wasn’t prescribed to Jaeger and the other medication did not belong to him either. In fact, Shaw alleged in arrest reports, Jaeger admitted “he stolen the Alprazolam from a family member.
Consequently, Jaeger was arrested for possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance and possession of a false drug test or falsification of a false drug testing device. Jaeger was also charges with speeding and driving while license invalid. He remained in the county jail Wednesday morning, July 10, according to jail reports.