On his latest album, Dirty Sprite 2, Atlanta melody-maker, Future boasted, “We got purple Actavis, I thought it was a drought.” His speculations about a drought were well founded. Pharmaceutical company, Actavis, discontinued the production of its prescription cough syrup containing promethazine and codeine last year. This cessation was due to the drug’s popularity among recreational users who mix it with soft drinks and hard candy in styrofoam cups. However, there are still generic alternatives such as Phenergan, but pharmacies are being drained of the stuff, leaving many mud-sippers and legitimate patients without their fix. 33-year-old Kerrick Teamer of Pensacola, FL, was obviously the man to see for some lean since he was busted hauling 100 pints of cough syrup across state lines, recently.
According to reports, Teamer hired a cab service to transport him and his bounty of drank from Lake Charles, FL to Biloxi, MS. The cab was pulled over by deputies with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in the wee hours of the morning for improper lane usage. They grew suspicious of Teamer after he gave his explanation for travel, and brought in the K-9 unit to search the car. The dog alerted the officers to the 100 pints of promethazine and codeine in the trunk, said to be worth $800,000 on the street. Teamer was arrested on charges of possession with the intent to distribute schedule two and possession of marijuana. The cab driver was not charged.
If there wasn’t a drought before, there probably is one now. At least in Biloxi.