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Nearly 100 bottles of cough syrup retrieved during traffic stop

1 month 1 week 7 hours ago Thursday, May 19 2022 May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022 9:10 AM May 19, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. TAMMANY - Deputies found over 12 gallons of cough syrup in a car stopped on I-12 for traffic violations. 

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office stopped two cars appearing to travel together I-12 near Covington on Monday. According to arrest reports, the passengers of the first vehicle said they were on their way from Houston to Covington to go to court for a previous arrest. Deputies issued minor traffic citations and released them.

The driver of the second vehicle did not consent to a search. K-9 units were dispatched and alerted to possiblt drugs inside the car, and the subsequent search turned up 97 bottles of promethazine hydrochloride, which requires a prescription. 

Both vehicles were registered to Domanique Gasaway, a passenger in the first vehicle.

The STPSO arrested Colin Walthall, 24, for possession with intent to distribute without a prescription. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center as a fugitive.

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