Boca police: Man sold hundreds of Xanax pills to undercover cop at FAU

A 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he sold more than 200 Xanax pills to an undercover officer at Florida Atlantic University, according to Boca Raton police.

Matthew Cousineau, who faces two charges of selling schedule IV drugs, was ordered to be held on $6,000 bail at the Palm Beach County Jail after his first appearance Wednesday.

Matthew Cousineau

Matthew Cousineau

In January 2014, an undercover officer exchanged several texts with Cousineau to set up a buy for $275 worth of Xanax pills, a prescription drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. On Jan. 10 that year, the undercover officer met Cousineau in the FAU library parking lot. After Cousineau handed him 201 pills, the officer took them to be tested and counted, according to the report.

Because of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation taking place at the time, Cousineau was not picked up on the Boca Raton warrant until February of this year. It’s unclear what came of the DEA investigation.

Cousineau does not appear to have any criminal history in Palm Beach or Broward counties other than a handful of traffic citations, according to court records.

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