STPSO: Man busted with baby bottle of 'purple drank'

Published: Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 16, 2017 at 12:25 AM CST
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Evidence (Source: STPSO)
Evidence (Source: STPSO)

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a Florida man for having a baby bottle full of "purple drank," otherwise known as promethazine codeine.

Ernest Felton II, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation, according to a news release form the St. Tammany sheriff. During the course of the investigation, deputies found a baby bottle inside the vehicle. It contained approximately 4 to 5 ounces of a purple liquid, suspected to be a popular recreational street drug that is actually prescription-strength cough syrup. Felton was booked into the St Tammany Parish Jail for possession of Schedule V CDS and for driving left of center.

Deputies said Felton has an extensive criminal history that includes arrests for resisting arrest (2009, Florida), armed robbery (2010, Florida), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (2010, Florida) and attempted second-degree murder (2016, Baton Rouge).

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