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Lufkin woman caught allegedly trying to get 'purple drank' from Walmart

Miranda Phillips mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Miranda Phillips mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman was arrested Thursday night after police say she posed as a physician's employee in order to receive a prescription cough syrup.

Miranda Nicole Phillips, 28, was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a charge of fraud and four outstanding warrants.

According to the police report, Phillips called the Lufkin Walmart pharmacy and acted as an employee of a Livingston physician and provided prescription information for Promethazine/Codeine syrup, an antihistamine and narcotic cough suppressant combination.

According to online sources, the cough syrup is known as "purple drank," and when taken in large doses, can result in hallucinations for the one drinking it.

Phillips did not follow proper procedure in calling in the prescription, allowing the pharmacy staff to detect the fraud, according to the report.

Police waited for Phillips to arrive at Walmart and arrested her.

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