Envelopes with famous faces leads to heroin bust in Hernando County

Published: Feb. 4, 2017 at 2:50 PM EST
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By: Associated Press

February 4, 2017

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Heroin seized during a Florida drug bust was being held inside envelopes featuring a very famous likeness: President Donald Trump.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that about 5,550 heroin envelopes were collected in a Hernando County bust on Jan. 27.

Some of the envelopes also had the name of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman printed on them.

Police arrested 46-year-old Kelvin Scott Johnson on suspicion of heroin trafficking and other charges. He is being held on $75,000 bail.

Authorities say Johnson came to their attention in May 2016, after the U.S. Postal Service intercepted a package containing 550 doses of heroin.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said the drug dealers made a "big mistake" using Trump's picture, saying the president is a fierce anti-drug advocate.