We try to avoid all Justin Bieber f-ckery in principle, but this is too crazy to pass up. Allegedly, the Beebs is addicted sipping on that lean aka sizzurp aka the mixture of promethazine (a powerful cough syrup) and Sprite.
Also, Bieber only sips on the highest quality stuff.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Justin is a fan of Actavis prometh with codeine cough syrup -- known in the lean community as top of the line.
Street value runs around $800 a pint ... the biggest size you can get. It's not something you can buy over the counter at CVS for sure. You can either get it with a prescription or get it somewhere outside the U.S. We're told Bieber does the latter -- he has a connection that secures it in another country.
Our sources say when Justin is at his worst ... he downs between 8 and 12 ounces a day ... which is A LOT.
We broke the story ... Justin's people are urging him to go to rehab to tackle his drug problem ... but so far he's been resistant.
Surely Hip-Hop or rap music will be blamed for the Canadian Pop singer's vice. However, keep in mind that he is a grown man that makes his own decisions.
When cops raided Bieber's crib, they found a gang of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... when L.A. County Sheriff's deputies searched the house ... there were 2 large cookie jars filled with weed in plain view. There were also 4 - 5 empty codeine bottles in the mansion.
There were also 3 bongs -- 1 in the TV room and 2 in the kitchen.
There were styrofoam cups scattered throughout the house that had elaborate drawings on them ... including the names of the people who used them. The cups, we're told, were used for Sizzurp (also called lean) -- which is Justin's drug of choice. We're told he likes to draw on the cups with markers after using them.
And speaking of Sizzurp ... Sprite is usually part of the mix, but we're told Justin preferred pineapple Fanta instead. There were empty Fanta bottles that were discolored ... we're told from the codeine.
There were lots of "swisher sweets" cigars laying around the house -- Bieber's preferred way to smoke marijuana.
Interestingly, the cops didn't seize the paraphernalia because it wasn't a drug raid. Must be nice. --