THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Thomas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on multiple drug charges after it was discovered that he was using a pill press to make fake Xanax, according to WALB.
According to the sheriff’s office, the narcotics agents first saw the pill-making machine when they were looking for sex offenders in the area. After researching to confirm that the device was a pill press, the agents returned to the residence only to find out that the device had been moved to another location.
Twenty-three-year-old Jarshawn Demetrius Holland’s fingerprints were found on the pill press and was identified as the prime suspect.
Agents estimated that the hand-cranked device could easily make at least 200 pills per hour.
Holland faces multiple charges:
- one controlled substance with intent to distribute criminal attempt to manufacture a schedule
- one controlled substance, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and possession of a schedule
- two controlled substance with intent to distribute.