Louisiana Man Arrested After Police Locate Case of Promethazine, Large Quantity of Methamphetamine, and Other Drugs During Traffic Stop
Rapides Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been arrested after police reportedly found a case of Promethazine a large quantity of methamphetamine, and other drugs during a traffic stop.
On June 7, a Woodworth Police Department officer assigned to the Rapides Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Highway Interdiction Team stopped a black Chevrolet truck traveling on US-165. According to reports, the reason for the stop was an expired license plate violation. As the officer approached the driver, identified as James William Quinney, Jr., he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the truck. Upon questioning, Quinney, Jr. confessed to having marijuana and bottles of Promethazine cough medicine inside his vehicle, according to a statement released by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office on June 8, 2023.
As the officer continued his inquiry, he searched the vehicle and discovered the suspected marijuana as well as the case of Promethazine syrup. Around 4.5 pounds (2 kilos) of suspected methamphetamine and a firearm were also discovered during the search, stashed in a false compartment in the back seat. RADE agents also arrived on the scene to help with the investigation.
Quinney, Jr. was arrested without incident and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center, where he was booked for CDS II (methamphetamines) possession with intent to distribute, CDS I (marijuana), possession of a legend drug (Promethazine), illegal carry of a firearm with narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, an active Fail to Pay a Fine warrant, and the initial traffic violations.
Quinney, Jr. is still being held in jail at the time of this release on a $61,100.00 bond.
The Alexandria Police Department, Ball Police Department, Boyce Police Department, Cheneyville Police Department, Forest Hill Police Department, Glenmora Police Department, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Lecompte Police Department compose the Rapides Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Unit.
Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Woodworth Police Department, Grant Parish District Attorney’s Office, and Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office.
The RADE Unit continues to target persons suspected of drug trafficking in Central Louisiana.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.