GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested two teenagers for allegedly stealing a controlled substance from a person they knew in Geneseo.
According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and misdemeanor Petit Larceny. The GeneseeSun.com is witholding their names because they may be treated as Youthful Offenders in court and have their records sealed.
Allegedly, both stole Vyvance pills, a controlled substance, from an apartment on Meadow Drive.
According to the manufacturer of Vyvanse, Shire US Inc., the drug is used to treat ADHD and moderate to severe eating disorders but can lead to dependence.
“Vyvanse is for ADHD in patients 6 years and above, and for moderate to severe [Binge Eating Disorder] B.E.D. in adults. It is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity,” says Vyvanse.com. “Vyvanse is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Vyvanse in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse.”
Other Schedule 2 drugs include Vicodin, Adderall, Hydrocodone, OxyContin, and Ritalin.
Both individuals are scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court at a later date.