Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson announced the arrest of two Detroit men on drug charges.
Jerome Dillion, the driver of a vehicle traveling on I-75, and Irving Washington, his passenger, were charged with possession of schedule II drugs for resale. Dillion was also charged with following too close.
On Monday morning, Bradley County officers stopped a white Lincoln after observing it following an SUV too closely traveling south on I-75.
While speaking with the driver, there was a strong odor of air freshener coming from the vehicle. After conflicting stories from the men about a trip from Michigan to Atlanta, officers received consent to search the vehicle. Upon that search, officers located a cardboard box in the trunk containing nine 16-ounce bottles of Promethazine Hydrochloride and Codeine Phosphate, a schedule II narcotic.
Irving Washington stated he had a previous arrest for the sale of cocaine. Both men were booked into the Bradley County Justice Center. Sheriff Eric Watson commended the officers for their actions in the arrests, saying, “these medications can be abused, and are used in a syrup called ‘Purple Drank’ on the street. Any amount we can keep out of the hands of our young people is a plus.”