For all his Instagram photos of guns, cash and drugs, the self-proclaimed “CEO of the Purple Drank” insisted he wasn’t actually peddling large bottles of prescription cough syrup to Miami’s hip-hop crowd.
He posted all that stuff to enhance his street cred, self-described rap producer Harrison Garcia told a federal judge Monday. And for the likes on social media.
“I had an image to portray, to boost up my followers,” Garcia said. “I guess it’s just the music industry.”
And so Garcia, the accused mastermind of dozens of pharmacy heists across South Florida, claimed he was not a dealer but just a junkie, addicted to drinking the syrup mixed with soda, a brew known as “lean” or “sizzurp.”
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
“Your client has never coughed once.”
That was Judge Turnoff getting even the defendant to laugh during his suppression hearing involving cough syrup. From David Ovalle: