Santa Rosa Beach boy was selling a prescription equivalent of Xanax to juveniles in Walton and neighboring counties.

Walton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 15-year-old boy following an investigation into the sale of narcotics.

In October, WCSO was notified that Brendon Wayne Anderson, 15, was selling a prescription equivalent of Xanax to juveniles in Walton and neighboring counties. An investigation was launched and investigators were able to confirm the information.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and Anderson was picked up at his home in Santa Rosa Beach on Wednesday. Anderson was charged with the sale of a controlled substance, which is a third-degree felony. After screening by the Department of Juvenile Justice he was released to his parents' custody pending future court hearings.

“Every pill on the street illegally provides a level of danger to the person taking it,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Our goal is to prevent potential overdoses and keep these dangerous drugs out of the hands of our children.”