X~~ Xanax to the Rescue or Xanax to a Jail Cell
Xanax is also known as alprazolam, a benzodiazepine that belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants. These medicines slow down the nervous system in your body. Benzodiazepines may be used to help keep you from being anxious or nervous, control seizures, or prevent or help panic attacks.
Xanax is listed as a scheduled IV drug, with schedule I drugs being the most addictive and potentially the most addictive and schedule V being the least likely to be addictive or harmful.
Possession of Xanax without a prescription is a felony that carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. Possession with intent to distribute or distribution of Xanax, is a more severe penalty that carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison.
As a prosecutor, the distribution or possession with intent to distribute Xanax almost always involved the 2mg tablets, referred to as "bars". Xanax comes in dosages ranging from .25mg - to the 2mg bars.