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Teen Caught Selling 1,000 Xanax Pills At McDonald's In Stamford, Police Say

Nickolas Hayden Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department
The Xanax and cocaine seized. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

A Northern Westchester teen was caught at a McDonald's in Fairfield County in the process of selling more than 1,000 Xanax pills after narcotics officers received a tip, police said.

The bust went down around 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at 1103 Main St., in Stamford, after officers the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad heard there was going to a be a large delivery of the drug, said Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin.

Conklin said officers grabbed Nickolas Hayden, 19, of Bedford Hills, after staking out the restaurant and watching the teen arrive and begin showing his wares to his passenger when they approached the vehicle.

When Hayden saw officers approaching he attempted to hide the bag under his thigh. Officers retrieved the bag and found 1,004 two milligram Xanax bars, Conklin said.

During a search officers uncovered another bag containing 5.6 grams of powder cocaine in the car, Conklin said.

Hayden was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.

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