State Police seize 'molly', 'syrup' during I-10 traffic stop
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - An early morning traffic stop along I-10 East in West Baton Rouge Parish allowed Louisiana State Police to snag a street drug lagniappe Wednesday.
State Police said troopers pulled over a Chrysler 300 at around 2 a.m. for a traffic violation that was not disclosed. During the stop, troopers said they became suspicious and employed a K-9 unit to search for possible narcotics in the vehicle.
The drug detection dog led the troopers to what turned out to be 80 pints of promethazine syrup, 367 tablets of MDMA and a small quantity of cocaine inside the vehicle. Promethazine or codeine-based liquid medications go by a number of names on the street including "syrup" and "purple drank." Pure MDMA, or ecstasy, is often referred to as "molly."
Three suspects were arrested during the stop and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail on drug charges:
- Wayne Gardner, 47, of Stone Mountain, Georgia
- Alvin Demar, 38, of Stone Mountain, Georgia
- Cortney Jones, 35, of Galveston, Texas