Florida man faces drug charges over Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

Brendan Dolan-King, 23, of Clearwater, arrested in Pinellas County

Associated Press.
Associated Press.

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Ecstasy pills shaped like President Donald Trump have led to charges against a Florida man.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Brendan Dolan-King, 23, of Clearwater, was charged Friday with felony drug possession after police confirmed five Trump-themed orange tablets seized during a June search of his home were in fact illicit drugs.

Authorities said forensic laboratory testing proved the pills to be MDMA, a substance commonly referred to as ecstasy or molly. Police say they also found fentanyl.

According to reports, the puckered-lipped Trump-inspired pills that resemble children's multivitamins have popped up across Europe and the United States.

Indiana state police in 2018 seized similar orange pills stamped with the 45th president's face and the words, "great again," an apparent reference to Trump's "Make American Great Again" campaign slogan.