What Is Double Cup and Why Is It Still So Popular After All These Years?

Written by: The Tall Cop, Jermaine Galloway

A true, double cup reference is the stacking of two Styrofoam cups that contain Promethazine with Codeine then mixed with soda (commonly Sprite) and a jolly rancher.  The double cup is what is holding the product. The Promethazine with Codeine portion of the drink has many slang terms: drank, lean, purple stuff, sizzurp, and dirty sprite. 

Promethethazine is an antihistamine that is commonly prescribed by doctors for allergies, sleep disorders, skin itching etc.  Codeine is an opioid pain killer that is prescribed for pain, possibly caused from a surgical procedure, or even a cough. 


Written by: The Tall Cop, Officer Jermaine Galloway

March 14, 2022

In this month’s tall cop opinion piece, I wanted to provide a quick snap shot of what I am seeing during environmental scans in retails stores.

You may be asking, “What is the deal with Inhalers and why are some so popular?”  As we head into the warmer weather, some of you may be seeing more inhalers, whether it be in youth bedrooms, in the classroom, or on a traffic stop. In all actuality, inhalers have been popular for quite a few years and are items that can be purchased for low price points, or simply stolen.  

Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC

Source: FDA.GOV 

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). 

It is important for consumers to be aware that delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use in any context. They may be marketed in ways that put the public health at risk and should especially be kept out of reach of children and pets. 

Here are 5 things you should know about delta-8 THC to keep you and those you care for safe from products that may pose serious health risks: 


By: Officer Jermaine Galloway / Tall Cop

In recent years, this drug has increased in popularity among many drug seekers.  Diphenhydramine comes under many brand names, including Benadryl.  You may also see this drug labeled as a generic “sleep aid”.  Diphenhydramine is a popular, easy-to-get, and many times, an inexpensive drug.

Diphenhydramine is a synthetic antihistamine.  It is commonly used as an allergy medication, antihistamine, sleep aid, cold medication, nausea reducer, motion sickness and more.  Diphenhydramine in a depressant and over-the-counter drug that comes in a capsule, tab, or liquid form. 

Why So Popular:

What Is Delta-8 THC?

Written by: Officer Jermaine Galloway 

As a national trainer, I commonly receive drug related questions from across the country.  Every year, those questions may vary from vapes to CBD to the newest opioid that is trending.  But in 2021 without a doubt, the #1 drug related question that I get, is about Delta 8 THC.  This bulletin will highlight some Delta-8 street level drug trends, use, sales outlets and more.  I will also review some of the early feedback from youth and adult cannabis users of Delta-8.

Generally, when referencing the common terms of ‘THC’, ‘weed’, or ‘cannabis’ it means Delta-9 THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). As I have been teaching in my classes, Delta-9 is what we all know weed to be.  So, what is Delta-8?