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Art of the Drug Deal? Seized Heroin Bore Trump's Image

Authorities couldn't explain the markings' purpose

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    Courtesy of WFLA Tampa
    Officials in Florida found images of President Donald Trump printed on heroin bags seized in a drug bust.

    It might be called the art of the drug deal: Florida authorities seized scores of individually wrapped heroin packets stamped with the image of President Donald Trump. 

    As Tampa news station WFLA reports, law enforcement officers seized 5,550 packages of heroin Jan. 27 in Hernando County, culminating a months-long investigation into heroin distribution in the area.

    Some of the packets bore the names or likenesses of other notorious figures, such as Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.

    Authorities couldn't explain the markings' purpose. Dealers often stamp heroin bags with street "brand names." 

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

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said the dealer "made a big mistake" using Trump's picture.