HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — After going undercover for two months, Hartford police have arrested a man and woman accused of selling “Sizzurp” on the streets of the capital city.
In September, undercover detectives began investigating a person known to sell large amounts of “Sizzurp”, a combination of Promethazine cough syrup with Codeine mixed with soda. Police say it is addictive and gives users a euphoric high.
According to police, investigators identified the suspect as 22 year-old Miguel “Miggy” Ortiz, of East Hartford. Undercover officer met up several times with Ortiz to purchase “Sizzurp”, which led police to seize 60 ounces of the Codeine and soda mixture.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Ortiz, and a search warrant on the car he used during the drug-deals. On Oct. 13, detectives learned Ortiz had a large amount of “Sizzurp” inside that car while he was parked inside Pope Park.
Officers seized several bottles of “Sizzurp”, totaling 100 ounces, and two prescription bottles of Promethazine with Codeine cough medicine. In total, police seized 160 ounces, of “Sizzurp” during the investigation. Officers also found a bag of marijuana.
Police arrested Ortiz, as well as the passenger in the car, 21 year-old Aiveniece Estrada, of New Britain. Both are facing a number of drug-related charges.