Man Busted for "Sizzurp"

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An Antioch man has been charged with distributing bottles of sizzurp -- a modified cough syrup -- in Bedford County.

Chance Lyndell Norman, 27, of Antioch was charged with possession and sale of schedule II and III drugs Tuesday by the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force and Metro Nashville police.

"We have been involved in a joint investigation with Metro Nashville police concerning illegal distribution of sizzurp, also known as lean," DTF Assistant Director Tim Miller said.

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"Sizzurp, also known as 'Lean' and 'Purple Drank,' is a mixture of cough medicine -- often prescription strength, containing codeine -- and soft drinks and candy for flavor," according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse website.

"Bottles go for $125 in this area but if you take them to Atlanta they sell for $1,000 each," Miller said. "He had four large bottles."

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Metro officers also found marijuana and possible cocaine in Norman's home, Miller said.

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Partner Station WMSR
Partner Paper Shelbyville Times Gazette

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