Trump's Face Stamped on Seized Heroin

It's unclear why the drugs had the president's name and face on them
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 4, 2017 5:07 PM CST
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on Air Force One while traveling to Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Trump is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Scores of individually wrapped heroin packets seized during a Florida drug bust featured a certain famous likeness: that of President Donald Trump, the AP reports. According to the Tampa Bay Times, law enforcement officers seized the drugs Jan. 27 in Hernando County. Packets weren't only stamped with Trump's image and name; others bore the names or likenesses of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. Authorities couldn't explain the purpose of the markings. The drug bust netted a total of about 5,550 heroin doses. Police arrested 46-year-old Kelvin Johnson on suspicion of heroin trafficking and other charges. Authorities say Johnson came to their attention in May 2016, after the US Postal Service intercepted a package containing heroin. (Read more heroin stories.)

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