Texas Man Arrested For Having 252 Bottles Of Purple Drank Sizzurp

via WKRG

I’ve been at this a few years and can’t seem to remember a larger Purple Drank bust than this one that went down today in Mobile, Alabama where the fuzz busted this Texas guy for having 252 bottles of sizzurp. The lean. And it was concealed! How the hell do you get your hands on 252 bottles of sizzurp and where exactly do you drop off a delivery like that? These are things that keep me up at night, not because I’m some narc, but because I am beyond fascinated by JaMarcus Russell’s favorite drank.

I’m also trying to figure out pricing per bottle on the street and how much one bottle produces. So many questions here.

From WKRG:

Dannon Vashon Jamison, 43, was arrested by deputies on Tuesday and charged him with 252 counts of Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs.  He remains in Mobile Metro Jail after being booked on Tuesday at 12:10.

News 5 is told Jamison was found to be in possession of 252 bottles of promethazine syrup, a drug used for nausea and vomiting. It is known to make the popular street drug, “Purple Drank.”

Not up on the Drank? Let’s go to Wiki for the hazards of this stuff:

In an article following the hospitalization of the rapper Lil Wayne alleged to be related to purple drank, the Los Angeles Times spoke to physician and hospitalist Dr. George Fallieras, on the hazards of the concoction. Fallieras stated that in its intended usage, “The codeine in the medicine serves as a pain reliever and also suppresses coughing. A second drug in the cough syrup, known as promethazine, is used as an antihistamine and commonly used to treat motion sickness and nausea. It’s also a bit of a sedative—employed partly to keep people from drinking too much of the stuff. This is a very common cough syrup that, when taken in appropriately prescribed quantities, is quite safe.”[10]

Dangers arise in higher dosages because promethazine is a depressant of the central nervous system and codeine is a respiratory depressant. When codeine is taken in very large amounts, it can cause one to stop breathing.[10] Using alcohol and other drugs alongside purple drank increases the chance of problems.[10] Fallieras stated that the concoction does not cause seizures itself but increases their likelihood in those susceptible to them.[10] The drink includes a “massive” amount of the opiate codeine, which can be addictive in high doses, and Fallieras states that “promethazine has at least anecdotally been noted to intensify the euphoric effects of codeine in the brain.”[10]

The addictive nature of the drink means that trying to discontinue regular usage can bring about symptoms of withdrawal.[10] In a 2008 interview with MTV News, Lil Wayne described the withdrawal as feeling “like death in your stomach when you stop. Everybody wants me to stop all this and all that. It ain’t that easy.”[11]

Here is the Drank syrup stash!

via WKRG