Vince Wilfork’s 19-Year-Old Son Was Arrested For Possessing A LOT Of Codeine

By 12.27.16
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To be on the receiving end of a Vince Wilfork fatherly punishment is not something I envy. Wilfork, a 6’2”, 325 pound, five-time Pro Bowler, will have to do some difficult parenting after his 19-year-old son D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork was caught with a criminal amount of codeine during a routine traffic stop in Texas last week.

Via TMZ Sports:

Vince Wilfork’s 19-year-old son was arrested last week after cops say he was in possession of a BUNCH of codeine — and he now faces up to 20 YEARS in prison … TMZ Sports has learned.

D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork — a safety at the University of Houston — was in a 2011 Kia that was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Friendswood, Texas around midnight on Dec. 21st.

According to the police report, cops found 381 grams of codeine — and arrested D’Aundre on the spot for possession of substance in penalty group 4 … which is a felony.

If convicted, D’Aundre faces 2 to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Codeine is an opiate used to treat moderate pain and suppress coughs. Over 210 million prescriptions for codeine are written every year in the United States, making it the most widely prescribed painkiller in the country. The availability lends itself to being widely abused, especially in the form of cough syrups (See: Lil Wayne). Known on the streets as “Little C,” it’s is mainly used to get you nice and high to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you can’t get OxyContin or heroin. Bad drug.

UPDATE: My colleague and Fact Master Cass Anderson brought to my attention that 380 grams of codeine may not actually be what it seems:

Texas is a state that counts the total weight of an item containing a banned substance as the banned substance itself, and it’s why some dude was facing a life sentence at one point for possessing a single plate of pot brownies. So like, in theory, it could’ve been a few bottles of cough syrup with trace amounts of codeine and Texas would still count the bottles as being 100% codeine. Weird state.

Cass is from Florida and he’s calling Texas a ‘weird state.’ The balls on this guy.

[h/t TMZ]


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