Heroin packets found with Donald Trump's face on in Florida

Florida's Attorney General says she is going to send one of the packets to the White House to remind him 'all the good he's doing' fighting the war on drugs 

Caroline Mortimer
Sunday 05 February 2017 21:54
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi with Donald Trump. She has vowed to send one of the packets to the White House after the case is over
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi with Donald Trump. She has vowed to send one of the packets to the White House after the case is over

A drugs bust in Florida has found packaging featuring Donald Trump’s face.

Following a six month investigation police in Hernando County seized 5,500 packets of heroin embossed with the faces of Mr Trump and famous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis said they had arrested Kevin Johnson on suspicion of trafficking heroin in the area.

He said Johnson would travel north to collect heroin before distributing it in the Tampa Bay area of central Florida but was caught when a postal worker found his stash and alerted the police who then began tracking his movements, local TV station WFLA reported.

Officers said they do not know why the images of Mr Trump and Guzman were used but they believe it is the largest heroin bust they have ever carried out.

But the use of the new Commander in Chief’s image has not gone down will with Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Ms Bondi, a former member of the Trump transition team who is rumoured to be in the running for a White House post, told the Tampa Bay Times: “All I want to say to this drug dealer is, ‘Big mistake by putting the president's picture on this’.

“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.”

She said she planned to “make sure (Mr Trump) gets one of these packages when the case is all over to put in the Oval Office to remind him of all the good he’s doing”.

Johnson has been remanded in custody with bail set at $75,000 (£60,000). Depending on the weight of the drugs, which weigh 3.3 pounds each when in their packaging, he could face a minimum of between 15 and 25 years in prison if convicted.

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