Sheriff’s deputies seized a dozen baby bottles filled with what they believed is a codeine mixture during a traffic stop on Interstate 40, the latest in a string of I-40 stops that has yielded narcotics and the arrests of out-of-county residents.
Dejuane Kyshia Farrior, 20, of 1601 Brooklyn Road, Apex, has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule V controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, carrying concealed gun, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of firearm by felon.
Farrior was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond with additional charges against him a distinct possibility.
Deputies with the Sampson County Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on I-40, reportedly for a traffic violation, at 2:15 p.m. Thursday as Farrior drove eastbound in a 2006 Nissan Altima near mile marker 355. When officers approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, Lt. Marcus Smith said.
A .45-caliber Sig Sauer P250 was seized, as was approximately 32 grams of marijuana.
“During the search not only was marijuana located, but also 12 baby bottles filled with what is believed to be a mixture of codeine and corn syrup,” Smith said. “The bottles will be sent to the State lab for further testing.”
Reports state that approximately 100 fluid ounces was contained in the bottles in total.
“It is a growing trend for users to mix codeine with items such as corn syrup to drink in order to obtain a high,” Smith said. “Codeine is a controlled substance and if this amount comes back positive from the State lab, felony trafficking and other charges are possible.”
The investigation is ongoing as authorities await those results.
“The public, specifically parents, need to be aware of this growing trend among youth and young adults,” said Smith, “so that they can be vigilant in identifying and stopping this.”
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