Trump-shaped ecstasy pills seized by Indiana State Police
PERU, Ind. (AP) - Some drug traffickers in northern Indiana appear to be using President Donald Trump’s image to brand their illegal drugs.
An Indiana State Police news release about "Operation Blue Anvil" details 129 arrests in a series of drug busts in northern Indiana includes a photo of what police describe as “Trump-shaped ecstasy pills.”
They are orange and stamped with a face. On the back are the words “great again,” an apparent reference to Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
Traffickers sometimes produce uniquely shaped or colored drugs as a marketing technique to encourage buyers to return for more.
Friday’s release doesn’t provide details, including how many of the pills were seized.
The six-day operation on U.S. 31 in Miami and Fulton Counties in June involved traffic stops by state and city police, as well as sheriff’s departments. LSD, cocaine and other drugs were also seized.
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