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West Fargo student charged after having Xanax, $1,300 in cash

Alex D. Hirn

WEST FARGO – A student here was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and ingesting a controlled substance after school officials said he was acting oddly.

Alex D. Hirn, 18, was arrested by a school resource officer at West Fargo High School on Tuesday, May 17, after teachers and a principal told the officer he was acting "as if he was drunk," court documents say.

Hirn was taken to the principal's office, where the officer searched him and found $1,310 and a bag with 10 pills of Xanax.

The documents say Hirn told the officer he liked to take Xanax and was an addict.

Possession of a controlled substance is a Class B felony and carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Hirn has previous charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.