GENESEO – A Dansville resident was arrested on drug charges when Geneseo Police allegedly found multiple illegal pills after pulling him over for allegedly speeding on Mount Morris Road.
According to a press release from Geneseo Polic Chief Eric Osganian, Benjamin Alford, 38, was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, an A misdemeanor, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana a violation, and Speeding, a violation, on Mount Morris Road.
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“We are seeing more pills in the Village than we used to, as well as cocaine,” said Osganian. “He had one Suboxone pill and three Vyvanse pills.”
In June 2015, a woman was arrested on Main Street Geneseo, allegedly with five unprescribed Vyvanse pills.
According to Drugs.com, Vyvanse is a Schedule 2 narcotic, meaning it has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
Other Schedule 2 drugs include Vicodin, Adderall, Hydrocodone, OxyContin, and Ritalin.
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.”
Alford is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court at a later date.