Heroin Doses Seized in Florida Bear Trump’s Likeness

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One pile of wax paper envelopes that contained individually wrapped doses of heroin in Florida bore the name of El Chapo, the infamous Mexican drug lord. Another pile had envelopes with the name of Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. Yet another pile had the name and likeness of President Donald Trump — a joke Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi didn’t think was funny, reports the Tampa Bay Times. “All I want to say to this drug dealer is, ‘Big mistake by putting the president’s picture on this,’ ” Bondi said. “Big mistake. Because he is going to be our most fierce advocate in taking this junk off of our streets. Can you believe this? Big mistake.”

The envelopes laid out on a table inside the Hernando County, Fl., Emergency Operations Center on Friday numbered about 5,550. Authorities could not explain the purpose for the different images on them. Most of them were seized Jan. 27 in what sheriff’s officials are calling the county’s largest heroin bust ever. Kelvin Scott Johnson, 46, the man deputies believe was responsible for bringing the drugs into the county, was arrested that day. Sheriff Al Nienhuis said getting the drugs off the street meant there would be fewer addicts in the county. If only 1 percent of the doses went to first-time users, he said, that could be 55 people newly addicted to heroin.

 

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