Crime

Trump's Face Found On Heroin Packets In Drug Bust (Photo)

| by Kathryn Schroeder

Authorities found President Donald Trump's face printed on packages of heroin they seized in Hernando County, Florida.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office deputies confiscated 5,500 packages of heroin during the drug bust and arrested Kelvin Scott Johnson on heroin trafficking charges, WFLA reports. The seizure was the result of a 6-8 month investigation into heroin sales in the U.S.

An image of Trump with his name printed below was found on some of the heroin's packaging.

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Other packages bore the name of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who is now in a U.S. jail awaiting trial on drug-related charges, or former Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi did not take the news of Trump's likeness being found on heroin packages lightly.

"All I want to say to this drug dealer is, 'Big mistake by putting the president's picture on this,'" she 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."

Johnson allegedly traveled to a city in the Northeast to purchase heroin, and then shipped it to the Tampa Bay area, specifically Spring Hill, Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis said, according to WFLA. A postal worker found the drugs and then called the sheriff's office, which prompted detectives to track Johnson's movements.

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"This individual is definitely someone that we don't want selling poison to our brothers and our sisters and our sons and our daughters," Nienhuis said of Johnson, who has a criminal record dating back to 1989, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Johnson is charged with heroin trafficking, possession and sale of heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and driving with a suspended license, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

If convicted, Johnson could face a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 to 25 years, Nienhuis said.

Bondi plans to send Trump one of the heroin packages.

"I'm going to make sure [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," she said.

Sources: WFLA, Tampa Bay Times / Photo credit: Josh Solomon/Tampa Bay Times, WFLA

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