A State College woman faces felony charges alleging she sold substances she claimed were controlled drugs.
According to the criminal complaint filed by State College police, a confidential informant alerted police in November that a woman was selling LSD and other drugs in the State College area. Based on the information provided, police and the informant identified the woman as Chloe K. Tsikalas, 23.
The informant made arrangements via calls and text messages to purchase 10 Xanax pills on Jan. 26, police said, and was taken to Tsikalas’ residence along University Drive. The informant remained under surveillance and turned over the suspected Xanax pills to officers after leaving the residence.
A lab report received by police on March 10 indicated the substance purchased was buspirone hydrochloride, a non-controlled anxiety medication, police said.
Tsikalas was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Carmine Prestia, according to court documents, and charged with one felony count of the sale of a non-controlled substance with the representation that it is a controlled substance and a felony charge of criminal use of a communication facility. Unsecured bail was set at $25,000.
A preliminary hearing is set for July 5.