Harrison Garcia was sentenced by a federal judge in Miami on Friday, four months after he was convicted by jurors of armed drug trafficking. Despite his eccentric lifestyle and Instagram account with 33,000 followers showcasing diamond-encrusted pendants a purple drink, cash and luxury sports cars, Garcia claimed that he merely used the drug and was not an drug dealer during a pre-trial hearing in January.
Here’s What Happened:
You have to be careful what you post on social media. Harrison Garcia,who was also known as Cuban Harry, was often seen on Instagram flossing his lifestyle of expensive jewelry, wads of cash, and several tattoos, including one of the fictional drug kingpin Scarface wielding an assault rifle. Not subtle by a long shot, Garcia called himself Muhammad_a_Lean on Instagram as he spoke of being in a trap house while holding styrofoam cups of soda and cough syrup. Despite the mass amount of photos that painted him as a drug dealer, Garcia claims he did that for his followers.
I had an image to portray, to boost up my followers, Garcia testified at a pre-trial hearing in January. I guess it’s just the music industry.
Despite claims that he’s simply a drug user, over four days of testimony at his April trial, jurors heard that Garcia admitted he sold “large amounts of narcotics” to rapper Lil Wayne, and received a $15,000 payment from singer Chris Brown for drugs, including lean. According to the NY Post, jurors watched undercover videos of two drug deals Garcia allegedly completed with two confidential informants posing as buyers. Garcia is also facing state racketeering charges in Broward, where authorities say he paid a crew of young men to bust into dozens of Walgreens and CVS stores to steal the pricey bottles of promethazine with codeine syrup.
In Miami on Friday, four months after he was convicted by jurors of armed drug trafficking, the self-proclaimed ‘CEO of Purple Drank’ has been convicted of armed drug trafficking and sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. Garcia, for his part, apologized to his parents and the judge during Friday’s brief hearing.
Hopefully, I learn from this, he said.