One of President Donald Trump’s biggest rationales for imposing harsher immigration restrictions and building a border wall on the Mexican border has been to limit the supply of illegal drugs coming into the country. Perhaps in recognition of this stance, it would now appear that there’s at least one drug supplier who has decided to use Trump as the face of their product.
On Friday, Kelvin Scot Johnson was arrested in Florida for trafficking heroin when he was busted with 5,500 packages of heroin. Many of the packs featured the president’s face emblazoned on the front.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s office, Johnson would travel to the Northeast to purchase the heroin and then ship it down to the Tampa area. The drugs were first detected by a postal worker, which led to a months-long investigation into Johnson.
Johnson faces charges for trafficking and possession, among others, and is being held on $75,000 bond. Meanwhile, the Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a well-known Trump supporter, wasn’t amused over the president’s face being used on the drugs and said she would send one of the packs to Trump as a reminder.
“All I want to say to this drug dealer is, ‘Big mistake by putting the president’s picture on this,’ ” said Bondi. “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 added: “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.”
Watch a news clip of the arrest below, via WFLA.