35 Gallons of Cough Syrup Confiscated In Nacogdoches Traffic Stop
The following montage shows 90 bottles of Promethazine cough syrup. Each bottle is 473 milliliters which means you're looking at about 11.2 gallons of cough syrup.
Multiply the number of bottles by about 3.2 and you come up with 287 bottles of cough syrup that is only available via prescription.
Nacogdoches Deputies Make Seizure
Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized more than 35 gallons of Promethazine during a traffic stop Sunday.
Deputies on patrol in the 300 block of N.W. Stallings Drive Sunday afternoon observed a grey 2020 Chevrolet Equinox commit several moving violations, at which point they initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Harry Lee Parks, and the passenger told deputies they’d both traveled to Houston and were headed back to Memphis, Tennessee where they both live.
The men provided conflicting descriptions of their short excursion to Texas.
While speaking to the men, deputies noted the smell of marijuana in the vehicle, at which point a search of the vehicle was initiated.
During the search, deputies noticed an open bottle of Promethazine cough syrup inside the center console. Two suitcases in the back seat of the car were opened to reveal a large quantity of commercial-grade, individual bottles of the medication, which is often mixed with codeine or other illicit substances.
In the trunk of the vehicle, deputies discovered two more suitcases filled with cough syrup, one of which also contained a useable amount of marijuana. A vape pen containing THC liquid was also confiscated.
In total, 287 bottles of Promethazine were seized. At 473 ml each and not including the open bottle discovered in the console, that is 35.86 gallons.
Parks claimed ownership of the medication and marijuana and was arrested and booked into the Nacogdoches County jail on a charge of Possession of a Dangerous Drug. He has since bonded out of jail.
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