'CEO Of Purple Drank' Gets 30 Years in Prison
“Harrison Garcia was a sucker for a good selfie.
The Miami hip-hop scenester, known to his friends as “Cuban Harry,” boasted more than 36,000 followers on Instagram, and the account was an endless showcase of Garcia’s gold-plated good life.
There were pictures of Garcia flashing diamond mouth grills. Spewing out a Vesuvius-amount of smoke. Showing off a riot of body tattoos. Aiming guns. Palling with superstars like Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. And often, mugging for the camera with his hands around a double stack of Styrofoam cups — the preferred receptacle for “purple drank,” the high-powered and home-brewed cough syrup cocktail hoisted and celebrated in Southern rap circles.
But Garcia was doing more than guzzling. According to federal prosecutors, Garcia was responsible for pumping the South Florida music scene with the concoction, a mix of promethazine with codeine, soda, and Jolly Ranchers also known as “sizzurp” and “lean.” The government contends not only did Garcia supply major music stars, but he also quarterbacked a crew of robbers who broke into drugstores to obtain the expensive ingredients.”
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