Bust takes "purple drank" drugs off Arlington streets

Police in Arlington seized enough of a drug to make more than 4,700 bottles of prescription-strength cough syrup and ultimately purple drank.

The Arlington Police Department shared a picture after the bust.

“This is enough cough syrup to take care of that nasty cough…. if you’re a grizzly bear. Great police work nabbed over 30 bottles of promethazine which is used to make prescription-strength cough syrup,” the department said on Twitter.

Prescription-strength cough syrup is used in a recreational drug concoction commonly called purple drank.

More than 3,000 pills of Xanax, other narcotics and cash were also seized.

Police said in all, the bust took roughly $30,000 worth of dangerous drugs off the streets.

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