Not that there was any remaining doubt, but this has to be the final nail in the coffin. Cough syrup... is this an elaborate joke?! Hell I thought the stuff was legal over-the-counter here in VA... all you have to do is sign for it. Although I guess that is only a 4 oz bottle, but still.
What is most surprising is that they were able to come to his home, apparently enter and locate the illegal stash, and then arrest only him despite the presence of other people. Does that mean his mama turned him in?! This entire fiasco would be funny if it wasn't so sad.