It’s a real trump card for Indiana State Police: A crackdown on motorists possessing drugs resulted in more than 100 arrests and the seizure of a vast assortment of dope, including orange-colored ecstasy pills shaped like President Donald Trump’s head.
State troopers involved in “Operation Blue Anvil” patrolled U.S. Highway 31 in Miami and Fulton counties over three-day periods twice last month, according to a state police statement. The troopers, teamed with drug-detecting police dogs, concentrated on drugs when they stopped motorists from June 19 to June 21, and again from June 26 to June 28.
The effort resulted in 129 criminal arrests on 272 drug-related charges. Forty-eight of the charges were classified as felonies, according to police.
Troopers seized cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, edible marijuana, prescription medication, drug paraphernalia as well as numerous drugs that have yet to be identified.
But the most eye-catching find was orange ecstasy pills shaped like Trump’s head. One side featured the face of the president. The other was stamped with the words “Great Again.”
Items seized by authorities over the years
Items seized by authorities over the years
MUMBAI, INDIA - JUNE 7: Thane crime branch, investigating the cryptocurrency scam, seized two high-end cars of kingpin Amit Lakhanpal from his home in Airoli and also seized 68 bottles of foreign liquor, 3 lakh in cash and jewellery, on June 7, 2018 in Mumbai, India. The crime branch on Monday busted what is alleged to be a multi-hundred crore cryptocurrency scam, in which, around 25,000 investors were allegedly cheated of more than 500 crore. Police have so far arrested Taha Kazi, 26, in connection with the scam. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Police officers mark and register bundles of seized python skins in Linyi, Shandong province, China, July 17, 2015. Local police arrested two man suspected of illegal trading of wildlife products and confiscated over 900 pieces of python skins, local media reported. Picture taken July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
A Cook County Sheriff police officer holds an assault rifle recovered in an alley in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States, September 9, 2015. Picture taken September 9, 2015. The focus on rounding up illegal guns, rather than low-level drug offenders, is an increasing priority for law enforcement in Chicago as murders - almost all of them with firearms and mostly related to gangs - have risen to 304 so far this year, compared with 258 in the same period last year. To match story USA-CRIME/CHICAGO-GUNS REUTERS/Jim Young TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NANTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 26: A frontier soldier counts the smuggled wild birds on August 26, 2016 in Nantong, Jiangsu Province of China. Frontier soldiers in Qidong City broke a case of smuggling wild birds on Friday and arrested three suspects who killed and smuggled about 1,000 wild birds like spinus, mynahs, mag pies and many other kinds among which some were state protected species.
An officer takes pictures of a boat, which Australian police have seized in Cairns, Queensland, Australia in this still image taken from video, May 11, 2016. Australian police have detained five men suspected of planning to sail a small boat from the far north to Indonesia and the Philippines en route to joining Islamic State in Syria, officials said on Wednesday. Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Handout via REUTERS TV TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN AUSTRALIA
Police officers display a seized pistol and bullets after a woman shot and wounded four people at a park outside Taikoo Shing in Hong Kong, China June 26, 2018.ï¿½ REUTERS/Bobby Yip
A member of the French environmental police displays a carved ivory piece that was seized with some 500 kilos of ivory in Nice, France, May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
A police officer guards packages of cocaine and other types of drugs seized in a police operation on the Caribbean Coast, during a news conference in Panama City, Panama April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Lemos
Drugs seized by police officers are seen in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China April 24, 2018. Chinese police have seized 1.3 tonnes of cocaine from South America, according to local media. Picture taken April 24, 2018. Chen Hui/Southern Metropolis Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.
A Peruvian police official shows counterfeit World Cup sticker books seized during a police operation in Lima, Peru April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Janine Costa
Policemen seize a suspected MS-13 gang related bakery during the Operation Cuscatlan, in Ilopango, El Salvador, February 15, 2018. El Salvador National Civil Police launched the operation focused to seize MS-13 gang related business. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 15: Delhi Police officials seize meat cleaver as evidence, suspected to be used in chopping the body of 29-year-old bar tender Vipin Joshi on October 15, 2017 in New Delhi, India. His body was found chopped in multiple pieces and stuffed inside a refrigerator at his co-workers home in Saidulajab, an urban village in south Delhi?s Saket. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Police officers carry a haul of seized cocaine sack to be destroyed under judicial supervision in Katunayake, Sri Lanka January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Operation Blue Anvil resulted in 129 arrests on 272 drug related charges in July 2018.
JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 4: A truck seized as an evidence at the West Jakarta Metro Police Resort in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 4, 2018. The truck was used to transport the marijuana from Aceh to Jakarta. Police has managed to seize 1.3 tons of marijuana from 6 suspects in an operation.
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Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy (L) speaks at a news conference about some of the guns seized over the last week with First Deputy Alfonsa Wysinger in Chicago, Illinois, United States, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Police officers display counterfeit U.S. dollar bills during a news conference in Lima October 14, 2015. The National Police seized $836,000 in fake bills that had been packed in bags and backpacks destined for the city of New York in the United States, according to a police media release. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY