An employee at SAJ Distributors suspected of stealing Xanax pills was arrested Tuesday and police and company officials found a bottle with 100 pills in his pocket.

An employee at SAJ Distributors suspected of stealing Xanax pills was arrested Tuesday and police and company officials found a bottle with 100 pills in his pocket.

Herachio Jones, 27, allegedly told police he had “taken two or three bottles over the past few months,” Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Wednesday for Jones.

Vice and Narcotics Investigator Richard McCorvy reported that police were sent to 3022 Midland Drive where company officials reported they saw Jones standing near three pallets containing boxes of pills, and saw him hold up a piece of cardboard to block the surveillance camera for a few moments before taking the cardboard down.

Kizer said when Jones was interviewed, he told investigators that he did not sell the pills but “popped them, and on occasion would give them away.”

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Jones, who Kizer said had no prior felony convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Jones and told him to come back to court Oct. 10.