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Ten Pills Lead to the Arrest of an East Haven Man

Police officers responding to a noise complaint reportedly found the driver had Zanax pills without a prescription.

The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.

Police officers responding to a noise complaint on Grist Mill Road at around 11:52 a.m. on April 5 found a '99 Hyundai Elantra idling while parked on an angle toward the curb in a way that blocked one lane of the road, according to police.

The driver, Kurt Anderson, 21, of George Street in East Haven, appeared nervous and was shaking when confronted by officers and told them he was looking for his buddy's repair shop, police said. When officers continued to question him, police said Anderson admitted to having drugs in the car.

A clear bag with 10 small white pills was found in a search of the vehicle, police said, adding the pills were Zanax. Zanax is "a tranquilizer used in the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety or the treatment of anxiety disorders," according to Drugs.com. Police said Anderson did not have a prescription.

Anderson was charged with failure to keep drugs in the original container and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $1,000 for an April 12 court date.

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