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Lake County Sheriff’s message to heroin dealers garners national attention draws comparisons to cartel or ISIS video

April 11, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Lake County Sheriff’s message to heroin dealers garners national attention draws comparisons to cartel or ISIS video

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Message to drug dealers from Lake County Sheriff garnering national attention.

A video message by Sheriff Peyton Grinnell in Lake County, Florida to drug dealers is garnering national attention.

As the heroin epidemic across the nation continues to claim victims from all walks of life, police departments across the U.S are trying their hardest to fight against the deadly drug and those who peddle it on the streets.

Many on social media commented on the video message, which has been viewed more than a half million times, comparing it to a scene from an ISIS or Mexican drug cartel video.

Peyton and a crew of armed and masked officers issued a stern message on their Facebook page to the dealers in his county after receiving many calls from worried citizens.

“To the dealers, who are pushing this poison, I have a message; we are coming for you. As a matter of fact, our undercover agents have bought heroin from many of you. We are simply awaiting the warrants to be finalized. So, to the dealers, enjoy looking over your shoulder wondering if today we come for you. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight wondering if tonight’s the night that the SWAT team blows your front door off its hinges.”

The message continued: “If our agents can show the nexus between you the pusher of poison and the person who overdoses, we will charge you with murder. We are coming for you. Run.”

Lake County has recently seen a significant increase in heroin-related deaths, much like the rest of the U.S. The county recorded seven heroin deaths in 2015 and, in 2016, it increased to 32 deaths.

Florida has seen 752 heroin-related fatalities, the state’s Department of Law Enforcement reported.

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