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Trayvon's Skittles, Arizona Iced Tea and something called 'Purple Drank'
Examiner ^ | 7/13/13 | Timothy Whiteman

Posted on 07/14/2013 1:18:44 PM PDT by blueyon

Media speculation as well as internet buzz are openly querying if Trayvon Martin's purchase of Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Fruit Cocktail Juice on the night he died were just to satisfy a young man's sweet tooth or were they two of the three ingredients in a dangerous codeine-based concoction, as reported by the pop culture news portal RashManly.com on July 12, 2013.

Martin has been portrayed by his supporters as an innocent youth armed with nothing more than a bag of Skittles candy and a can of Arizona Iced Tea on the night he was killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman..

During the course of the trial, State Prosecutor John Guy made it official when he identified to the jury Martin's personal possessions found on his body by police, to include an "unopened bag of Skittles" as well as a "full can of watermelon-flavored drink," as reported by Central Florida News 13 on June 25, 2013.

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So does anyone know if this is true....about mixing Skittles, Tea, cough syrup and not sure if any thing else?
1 posted on 07/14/2013 1:18:44 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

There were threads on this quite a while ago..

maybe last year...

the items itentified Martin as a druggie of sorts...

then the MJ use came out later...

but some of us got quite an education from the threads...


2 posted on 07/14/2013 1:22:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: blueyon

I read this elsewhere,

This is a very interesting part of the TRAYVON MARTIN story that is not getting a lot of press. But it was widely reported that the young lad was simply buying “Arizona Ice Tea and Skittles” from the 7-Eleven store.

Turns out that we parents are unaware that there is a drug drink made from Arizona Watermelon drink and Skittles candy and then mixed with OVER THE COUNTER cough medicine (Robitussen and similar brands) that makes a very potent drug.

Not only is there now all sorts of evidence popping up that Trayvon Martin was abusing drugs, but it also is a warning to parents all over America that simple combinations of commonly available goods can be some serious drugs in the hands of our kids.

The drug is called LEAN or PURPLE LEAN. It is very likely that Trayvon Martin was on his way to make some more LEAN the night he was shot, the coroner’s report shows that his liver was damaged in a way that is consistent with the use of LEAN/PURPLE LEAN.

Keep an eye on your kids and grandkids. Those seemingly innocent items they are toting around or buying at the store may be a lot more dangerous to them that you think.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 1:23:31 PM PDT by txgirl4Bush (Impeach obama)
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To: blueyon
Everyone who has been following the GZ is familiar with Purple Drank and its ingredients.

Martin even texted about it.

4 posted on 07/14/2013 1:23:31 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: blueyon

Also an army friend of mine said this:

“It’s true because I had friends in the army that would take those flavored cigars and soak them in cough syrup”


5 posted on 07/14/2013 1:24:59 PM PDT by txgirl4Bush (Impeach obama)
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To: blueyon
The preferred ingredients are Robitussin, Jolly Ranchers and grape soda.

But any all-sugar candy and any corn-syrup laden softdrink will do.

You can add vodka to it as well.

6 posted on 07/14/2013 1:25:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: All
Lies.

Here's the truth:


7 posted on 07/14/2013 1:25:35 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: blueyon

Yes it’s true. He had just purchased two of the three ingedients that he openly talked about creating on his FB page


8 posted on 07/14/2013 1:26:42 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: blueyon

Everything I’ve read says the preferred mixer is Sprite or some other lemon-lime soda, not iced tea. Other than being aware of the recreational use of codeine, what’s the point of this speculation now?


9 posted on 07/14/2013 1:26:55 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: blueyon
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10 posted on 07/14/2013 1:27:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: blueyon
See for yourself...

Update #26 Part 2 – Trayvon Martin Shooting – A year of drug use culminates in predictable violence…

11 posted on 07/14/2013 1:28:23 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: blueyon; All

What kind of high does this give them? No coughing and moving fast?


12 posted on 07/14/2013 1:29:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Trayvon himself, who lost his temper and attacked GZ with fatal consequences, was far less wicked, I believe, than the crowd that piled on in his name.


13 posted on 07/14/2013 1:33:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: blueyon

Old news. “Purple drank” is also known as “lean”.
It was throughly covered here about a year ago.
Trayvon Martin mentioned the concotion a couple of times in his texts and/or social media.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 1:36:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: blueyon

I have found it interesting when certain “urban youths” cannot properly pronounce “ask” or identify NaCl, but sure as hell can fully comprehend what promethazine is.


15 posted on 07/14/2013 1:38:40 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: bigbob
what’s the point of this speculation now?

Why not? It would help explain what Martin was doing. Was he slinking throutgh the neighborhood looking for open bathroom windows where there he might a medicine cabinet stocked with cough syrup? That would be pretty suspicious.

16 posted on 07/14/2013 1:39:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: blueyon; All

Why not just drink cough syrup?


17 posted on 07/14/2013 1:41:18 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: All

Forwarding the link of the original article to as many MSM sources you know might go a long way in turning the minds of people around about this “child”


18 posted on 07/14/2013 1:41:56 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: blueyon

Arizona Iced Tea. From New York City.....!


19 posted on 07/14/2013 1:42:48 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: blueyon

There are several variants of purple drank, and this is one, nicknamed ‘Lean’. Purple drank, and variants, are thought of as popular among southern US rap artists and fans, and several rap artists have died after drinking it.

Importantly, the prescription cough syrup used contains both codeine and promethazine. The latter ingredient is called a “first generation antihistamine”. The drug has strong sedative and weak antipsychotic effects. It also reduces motion sickness and has antiemetic and anticholinergic properties. In some countries it is prescribed for insomnia when benzodiazepines are contraindicated.

Promethazine has been reported to cause significant sedation, agitation, hallucinations, seizures, dystonic reactions, and possibly apparent life-threatening events.


20 posted on 07/14/2013 1:43:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: bigbob

Wasnt iced tea. Was watermelon drink from Arizona Iced Tea co.


21 posted on 07/14/2013 1:45:27 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: bigbob
what's the point of this speculation now?

Because the trial is over and the parents are in it with the media and the professional rabble rousers to cannonize Trayvon Martin.

Let his death serve a useful purpose in saving others . That will happen if there is an awareness of what these combinations can do. If his parents were responsible human beings, that's what they'd do....promote awareness of these drug options created from legal products.

22 posted on 07/14/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT by grania
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To: hoosiermama

There’s a lot more information that is going to come out about Trayvon, his mother and his father. It’s not good.


23 posted on 07/14/2013 1:46:44 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: blueyon
http://www.wftv.com/gallery/news/local/photos-trayvon-martin-cellphone-pics-released/g9wK/#3454218

Evidence Photos: Trayvon Martin cellphone pics released (Warning: Some graphic images)

21 of 22

???

wiki:

24 posted on 07/14/2013 1:49:02 PM PDT by maggief
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To: blueyon

He had pictures of what looked like a concoction of Lean on his phone which of course could not be authenticated because, according to the judge, it was possible that one of his 7 year old cousins might have gotten to the phone, broken his password, mixed up that concoction, and taken the pictures.


25 posted on 07/14/2013 1:49:13 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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26 posted on 07/14/2013 1:51:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: bigbob

It wasn’t iced tea. It was a watermelon flavored drink


27 posted on 07/14/2013 1:51:13 PM PDT by ~Pandora
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To: ColdOne

..........don’t know but George better go by Uhaul right away and move to Texas................!!


28 posted on 07/14/2013 1:52:14 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: blueyon
Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Fruit Cocktail Juice only make you bullet proof when you beat unarmed white Hispanics.

I you don't believe this ask Trayvon, Oh snap!

29 posted on 07/14/2013 1:58:09 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama lies, smokes, blasphemes, eats pork, reads your mail, eavesdrops and drinks during Ramadan)
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To: ladyjane

Well aware of that LJ
If the parents had actually heard his calls of help and given him some attention he’d still be alive. Instead they stuck their heads in the sand in denial
Ironically it was Z who was reaching out to troubled black youth, while his parents went on with their self centered lives.

My point its past time conservaties fight back and distribute truth to those who are passing lies.
Send it to five sources Spread the truth !


30 posted on 07/14/2013 2:01:50 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: bigbob
What’s the point of this speculation now?

Because, as the truth oozes out, the entire black community in the US will see him for the drug-addled street thug he was and conclude that the jury acquittal was the correct, moral and logical outcome.

LOLOL...pant, pant, pant...LOLOL.

31 posted on 07/14/2013 2:06:20 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bigbob

Can’t allow Martin being made into a martyr. That he was suspended from school three times and kicked off the football team needs to be as widely known as George Zimmerman’s height and weight.


32 posted on 07/14/2013 2:07:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: TigersEye

I do know that a Facebook page can be forged. I’m sure that his “community” would claim that those threads are fake.


33 posted on 07/14/2013 2:11:43 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: TigersEye

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34 posted on 07/14/2013 2:12:32 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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To: blueyon

35 posted on 07/14/2013 2:14:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: blueyon
Media speculation as well as internet buzz are openly querying if Trayvon Martin's purchase of Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Fruit Cocktail Juice on the night he died were just to satisfy a young man's sweet tooth or were they two of the three ingredients in a dangerous codeine-based concoction, as reported by the pop culture news portal RashManly.com on July 12, 2013.

Yes, http://www.theconservativetreehouse.com did a great informative (as all their work has been on this) article on drank/lean/purple lean.

That said, the rest of the media is LATE TO THE GAME. They should have been all over this a year ago.

Especially shameful is groups/schools handing out Skittles and cans of Arizona Watermelon drink for Trayvon days.

Trayvon's death should have been used as a wakeup call, a teachable moment; instead, an innocent man was persecuted.

36 posted on 07/14/2013 2:17:47 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: ColdOne

Robitussin DM contains a drug called dextromethorphan which (according to the Merck Manual) has the side effect of causing euphoria. This is the ingredient that makers of drank, purple drank etc. are after. It is also called Robo, roboing and about a dozen other names.

Kids use the sweetness of the candy to hide the taste of the cough syrup because your body will recognize the poison the second time you do it and issue a gag reflex.


37 posted on 07/14/2013 2:20:58 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: willyd

Thank you for that info. Sounds horrible.


38 posted on 07/14/2013 2:23:22 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, especially the cheap store brands


39 posted on 07/14/2013 2:28:44 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: blueyon
Why not just drink cough syrup?

Have you ever tried to drink cough syrup? Particularly the over-the-counter stuff?

I practically have to force-feed myself Robitussin on the occasions when I need to use it. For the second teaspoon-full usually have to overcome a serious gag reflex.

Combining it with fruitpunch and candy makes it more palatable. And there's probably an kick from the additional sugar and caffeine. And I'd imagine that it's easier to conceal since it looks just like regular fruit punch in a brand-name container (sort of like putting whisky and water into an iced tea bottle, or whisky and Coke into a Coca-Cola one.)
40 posted on 07/14/2013 2:40:30 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: blueyon
Why not just drink cough syrup?

Plenty of kids do but it tastes awful. I have trouble just taking a dose of the nasty stuff.

41 posted on 07/14/2013 2:42:19 PM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: Lancey Howard

This is the first time I have read anything in-depth on this. It would seem that there would be headlines or time devoted to the concoction especially if this was part of his social media. A child. . .going to get skittles and a drink. Parents should be made aware if their so called children are partaking!

Besides. . .when I get the urge for my favorite candy and drinks, I certainly don’t wait to get home and open them up!


42 posted on 07/14/2013 2:43:52 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: bigbob

Because ‘Lean’ is what happens to a person’s balance after consuming this mixture.

Videotape at the 7-11 shows Trayvon Martin wasn’t coordinated in his movements and kept leaning while paying for his candy and watermelon drink.

The problem with ‘Lean’ or ‘Purple Lean’ (also called ‘Purple Drank’) is that it affects the brain, resulting in violent behavior. Shrinks refer to is as a “psychic break”.

Trayvon had a 5-yard walk to where he was staying. Instead, he circled around and attacked George Zimmerman, sucker punching him in the face. Then he straddle the recumbent, smaller victim, and punched him repeatedly in the face while saying. “I’m going to kill you!”.

Does that sound like a rational, sober teenager to you?


43 posted on 07/14/2013 2:48:33 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: blueyon
Related

The Picture Of Trayvon On Night He Was Shot, buying the Skittles and ice tea

Trayvon Martin, Burglary Tools, and PCP-style Drug Cocktails


44 posted on 07/14/2013 2:49:54 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: cyn
For those who wonder how Trayvon made the descent, showing his online activity relating to increasing drug culture contact: "What were the last 18 months like for Trayvon Martin?" -- from conservative treehouse Done over a YEAR ago. Welcome to the party, lamestream.
45 posted on 07/14/2013 2:53:52 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: muggs

Same here, I have swallowed a full dose cup (about 30 ml) of DM to get to sleep when nothing else works and it always makes me a little nauseous, but then fall asleep. Definitely nothing euphoric for me. I’m sure the kids take far more than that.


46 posted on 07/14/2013 2:56:19 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: cyn

“...instead, an innocent man was persecuted.”

YES! An innocent man has been persecuted...his name is George Zimmerman...a Hispanic whose grandrather was BLACK.


47 posted on 07/14/2013 3:13:17 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: blueyon
george zimmerman trayvon martin media bias cnn
48 posted on 07/14/2013 3:48:59 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: blueyon
Purple Drank is commonly used by Southern Rappers and "wannabe suburban teenagers" according to Urban Dictionary.

I thought I first read somewhere that this stuff was called "Purple Dank". It should be because Purple Dank sounds a lot more menacing and that's what that demography usually wants.

49 posted on 07/14/2013 3:50:02 PM PDT by Will88
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To: bigbob

Although called a tea in nearly every report I’ve read or heard, the Arizona Watermelon drink is a fruit juice cocktail. Sprite is apparently the original beverage used but it’s not a required one.


50 posted on 07/14/2013 4:47:00 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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