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Two East Texans arrested after being found with dangerous drugs

Two East Texans arrested after being found with dangerous drugs
Angelina County Jail

POSTED: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:36pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 8:36pm

Two East Texans are behind bars after being found with dangerous drugs.

It happened at 11:50 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of south Timberland Drive in Lufkin.

Police found Fairbanks Deason, 22, delivering the prescription pills, Alprazolam, to Katherine Barfield, 44.

According to Web MD Alprazolam is the generic Xanax pill and is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. This pill works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in body called GABA and acts on the brain and nerves to produce a calming effect.

Both Deason and Barfield were arrested and taken to Angelina County Jail.

Deason was charged with delivering of a dangerous drug and Barfield was charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

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Doctors prescribe lots of drugs like this and worse because they get kickbacks from the drug companies, thats why when you go to the doctor for something they give you a handful of prescriptions that cost you an arm and leg and tell you if you don't feel better in a week come back and they will try something else " The shotgun treatment " as I call it. Not enough money in curing people, but there is a fortune in treatment.

YIKES- a dangerous drug? If it's that dangerous why have Dr's been prescribing it to patients- even children- for over 20 yrs.? It is dangerous when one decides to OD. Otherwise, it is illegal possession of a prescription drug.
Having worked as a Social Worker I have experienced the over prescribing of this and similar anti-anxiety medications causing the person to become addicted. Once addicted & the prescription is withdrawn the person seeks- through illegal means to obtain it.
Good article!

You have the intellect I would expect of a social worker. Everyday I see more reasons why our nation is hopelessly gone forever.

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