Three Acadiana men were arrested after Lafayette police officers found over $113,000 of promethazine-codeine cough syrup in the accused’s car during a traffic stop.

Dentrell Rankins, 26, of New Iberia; Marcus Alexis, 27, of Jeanerette; and Dashawn White, 27, of New Iberia, were pulled over on Interstate 10 at the Interstate 49 exit around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officers found 24 pints of promethazine in the vehicle valued at over $113,000, a release from Lafayette Police spokeswoman Cpl. Bridgette Dugas said.

The three men were each booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a count of manufacturing and distributing a Schedule V narcotic. Rankins was also booked on a count of resisting an officer for attempting to flee the scene, the release said.

Each is being held on a $150,000 bond for the drug count, a booking officer said.


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