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March 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Fight over Xanax leads to fatal stabbing in Mountlake Terrace

A 20-year-old Mountlake Terrace man was fatally stabbed early Saturday by a man who wanted his Xanax pills returned, police said.

Just before 2 a.m., police went to the 6300 block of St. Albion Way in Mountlake Terrace after a woman in the residence reported her roommate had just been stabbed, said Mountlake Terrace police Cmdr. Doug Hansen. The victim died at the scene from multiple stab wounds, he said.

Police said the alleged assailant, also 20 and from Mountlake Terrace, called police a short distance from the apartment and told them he’d killed his friend while trying to get his Xanax pills back, Hansen said. Xanax is a brand prescription drug for treating anxiety and panic disorder.

The man was booked into Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police declined to identify the victim, pending notification of family.

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