Miami Man Tied To Lil Wayne, Chris Brown Convicted Of Selling Purple Drank
Jurors did not ♥ Cuban Harry’s Instagram defense.
Harrison Garcia, the self-professed “CEO of Purple Drank” who chronicled his flashy lifestyle alongside famous celebrities, swore he only posed with guns to build street cred for his tough-guy social media persona — not to protect real-life dope slanging.
But the Miami federal jury took less than four hours to reject Garcia’s claim, convicting him Monday on five felonies that could land him in prison for life.
The 27-year-old, who went by the name “Muhammad a Lean” and “Cuban Harry” on Instagram, was accused of selling marijuana, Xanax and the potent prescription cough syrup known as “lean,” “drank” and “sizzurp.” He’ll be sentenced June 3 for the convictions relating to armed drug trafficking.
Garcia was part of crews associated with the international hip-hop scene, jet-setting with the big-name stars, driving exotic cars and posing with wads of cash on social media.
His Instagram page — with over 30,000 followers — displayed a lifestyle straight out of a rap video; he proudly showed off flashy gold chains, jewel-encrusted teeth and many tattoos, including one of the fictional drug kingpin Scarface flashing an assault rifle.
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