A drunk passenger was arrested after trying to give prescription pills to a kid on a JetBlue flight.

The 34-year-old man, who has not been identified, had prescription pills on him and allegedly tried to pass them to another passenger sitting nearby, who happened to be a child. The incident took place on Flight 581 from New York's John F Kennedy airport to Houston Hobby, Click2Houston reports.

Police were called to Hobby Airport to investigate the incident on Tuesday evening. JetBlue confirmed that there was a disturbance on board Flight 581.
Flight attendants said that the man had two or three drinks on board the flight and they witnessed him trying to pass pills to the child.

"We could see some of the flight attendants conferring with each other," Jake Martens, who was on board the same flight, told Click2Houston.

Martens said he realized that something out of the ordinary was going on when the place landed but passengers were not allowed off the plane.

"They asked us all to sit down and the next thing we knew they opened the doors, and I think three officers got onto the plane and lead (out) a man," said Martens.

According to police, the unidentified man was carrying Xanax and Ambien pills. The pills were in a prescription bottle, but they didn't have the man's name on it. The man didn't have a prescription and couldn't prove that they pills belonged to him.

The police also said that the man had taken some of the pills and had three or four cocktails on top of that during the flight, which caused him to be intoxicated. The man was taken into custody and was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police have not released the man's name.

The plane involved was an Embraer E-190. The plane was carrying 86 passengers and four crew members. No one was injured.