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Three arrested after traffic stop yields 24 pints of codeine syrup

Posted at 12:59 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 13:59:40-04

Three Iberia Parish men were arrested yesterday after patrol officers allegedly found 24 pints of codeine syrup in their vehicle.

Lafayette Police officers pulled their vehicle over on Interstate 10 near the Interstate 49 exit, a release states. The officers searched the vehicle and found the syrup inside, the release alleges.

Arrested were:

Marcus Alexis
Courtesy Lafayette Police

Marcus Alexis, 27, of Jeanerette

Dentrell Rankins
Courtesy Lafayette Police

Dantrell Rankins, 26, of New Iberia

Dashawn White
Courtesy Lafayette Police

Dashawn White, 27, of New Iberia

Each man was booked with Manufacture/Distribution of Sch. V narcotic. Rankin was also booked with Resisting an Officer after he allegedly attempted to flee the scene. All three suspects were transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for booking.