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Biggest drug bust in Florida county history had image of President Donald Trump

February 6, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Biggest drug bust in Florida county history had image of President Donald Trump

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Largest heroin bust in Hernando history comes with image of President Donald Trump

The biggest drug bust in the history of Hernando County, Florida, included seizing thousands of heroin packets showing the image of President Donald Trump and El Chapo’s name, the notorious Mexican drug lord.

The joke was not amusing to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

“All I want to say to this drug dealer is, ‘Big mistake by putting the president on this,'” Bondi stated while holding up one of the little squares. “Big mistake. Because he is going to be our most fierce advocate in taking this junk off of the streets. Can you believe this?”

The envelopes laid on a table inside the Hernando County Emergency Operations Center on Friday totaled approximately 5,550. Authorities could not describe the purpose of the different images on them. Most of them were obtained on January 27th in what Hernando sheriff’s officials are referring to as the county’s largest heroin bust.

Kelvin Scott Johnson, 46, who is the man deputies believe was responsible for transporting the drugs into the county, was taken into custody that day for heroin trafficking, possession and distribution of heroin, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, unlawful use of a two-way device, and driving with a suspended license. He was being held Friday in place of $75,000 bail at the Hernando County Detention Center.

Kelvin Scott Johnson was arrested during the drug bust

Johnson, if convicted, may face a minimum sentence of 15 to 25 years behind bars.

Authorities were first alerted to Johnson’s drug activity in May 2016, said Sheriff Al Nienhuis, when the U.S. Postal Service told the department that its agents had seized a package with 550 doses of heroin headed for Hernando County, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The package, Nienhuis stated, originated from the northeastern part of the U.S., though he wouldn’t disclose where.

Once detectives began investigating Johnson, they found he was in the middle of another trip north. When he returned last week, Hernando deputies pulled him and discovered cocaine in his vehicle. Elsewhere, they were able to track down a package of his that contained about 5,000 doses of heroin, with an estimated street value of $50,000 to $100,000.

Authorities were confident that the two seized shipments were not the only packages that Johnson sent to Hernando.

Police in Hernando County, Florida seized 5,500 bags of heroin during the bust

According to the sheriff, Johnson has a criminal record beginning in 1989, when he started a rap sheet in New Jersey. In Florida, he’s been arrested 13 times, and he was found guilty 12 of those times.

“This individual is someone that we don’t want selling poison to our brothers and our sisters and our sons and our daughters,” Nienhuis added.

The bust comes during a joint effort by the Sheriff’s Office to rid the county of drugs. The office regularly releases news of its deputies raiding locations suspected of growing marijuana and producing meth.

“It is the one area in law enforcement where we can be a little bit proactive and take this stuff off the street rather than responding to death or an overdose or a burglary,” the sheriff continued. “We can prevent some of that by working hard to get this stuff off the street.”

Nienhuis urged those in the county who are addicted to drugs seek help. Otherwise, he said, they run the danger of being arrested.

“And detoxing in the Hernando County jail, although we’ll take care of you, is not the place to detox.”

Bondi, who has been rumored to be joining the Trump administration, said she’d see that Johnson’s joke reached the president.

“I’m going to make sure (Trump) gets one of these when the case is all over to put in the Oval Office to remind him of all the good he’s doing,” she stated.

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