There’s now been four arrests of people with charges related to counterfeit prescriptions for Promethazine/Codeine, the primary ingredient in ‘sizzurp’, also known as ‘lean’, or ‘purple drank‘, which is the Promethazine/Codeine mixed with a soft drink. Previously: Pair arrested for passing forged prescription for ‘Sizzurp’; main ingredient at Nashville pharmacy
Miguel Buckner, 28, and James Jenkins Jr., 47, were arrested Monday at the Publix pharmacy at 2324 Lebanon Pike. Police say James Jenkins had previously had the prescription filled there, but only a partial amount. When he returned to the pharmacy on Monday to pick up the remaining dosage, the pharmacy had since determined the prescription was a forgery, and contacted authorities. The pharmacist informed Jenkins it would take about an hour to prepare it for pickup, and he left the pharmacy, giving Metro Police time to arrive to the location.
When Jenkins returned to pick up the prescription, police were ready, and detectives waited outside the Publix store. A red Hyundai four-door vehicle pulled up to the entrance, driven by Miguel Buckner, and dropped off James Jenkins, who was allowed to pick up the prescription and exit the store while under surveillance. Once he exited the store, detectives detained both parties, and took them into custody. Detectives say Buckner admitted to knowing why they pair were going to the location.
James Jenkins is charged with identity theft and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and remains in jail in lieu of a $6,000 bond. Miguel Buckner is charged with conspiracy to commit both crimes, and is free on a $4,000 bond.