CONECUH COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — What started as a routine safety checkpoint turned into a massive drug bust for deputies in Conecuh County, Alabama.
According to a post on the Conecuh County Sheriff’s Office page on Facebook, a total of 822 bottles of “purple rain, purple drink or even purple stuff” were seized in the stop on Interstate 65 near the Castleberry/Lenox exit.
The bottles of cough syrup have a street value of $700,000, according to the Sheriff.
This is the biggest bust in the history of the Conecuh County Sheriff’s Office. They also found a crack pipe in the vehicle during the search.
No word on the number of arrests made during the traffic stop.
‘Purple drink’ is a mixture of a prescription cold medication with a soda drink like Sprite or Mountain Dew, plus ice and Jolly Rancher candies often added for color and taste, according to a drug abuse clinic.