Lafayette- On June 11, 2019 at approximately 1:00 am patrol officers with the Lafayette Police Department conducted an interdiction traffic stop on I-10 at the I-49 exit in reference to a traffic violation. Officers located three occupants inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle 24 pints of Promethazine (codeine syrup) valued at over $113,000.00 was located inside.
26-year-old Dentrell Rankins (B/M) of New Iberia, 27-year-old Marcus Alexis (B/M) of Jeanerette and 27-year-old Dashawn White (B/M) of New Iberia were all placed under arrest for Manufacture/Distribution of Sch. V narcotic. Rankin was also charged with Resisting an Officer after he attempted to flee the scene. All three suspects were transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for booking.
The Lafayette Police Department will continue to combat illegal drug activity within the City of Lafayette to assure a safer environment