This Florida police department looks like it's ready to kill people who deal drugs

You don't want to be caught selling heroin in Lake County, Florida


Charlie May
April 10, 2017 6:58PM (UTC)

Florida's Lake County Sheriff Office of Community Engagement has a very important message to heroin dealers within the area: "We're coming for you."

In one of the more bizarre videos on the internet — which is quite a high bar — Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell delivers what's supposed to be an intimidating message to those who dare to sell heroin. The video was posted to the county sheriff's office Facebook page last Friday.

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“To the dealers that are pushing this poison, I have a message for you: We’re coming for you," Grinnell states.

“Our undercover agents have already bought heroin from many of you, we are simply awaiting the arrest warrants to be finalized."

In an attempt to address the ongoing heroin crisis and frighten those who proliferate it, the men beside Sheriff Grinnell stand firmly in full gear while wearing black ski-masks and sunglasses. “If our agents can show the nexus between you, the pusher of poison, and the person that overdoses and dies, we will charge you with murder," Grinnell said.

Grinnell doesn't hold back his angst, adding, “enjoy looking over your shoulder constantly wondering if today’s the day we come for you. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight, wondering if tonight’s the night our SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges."

While hardly anyone can argue the message of the video isn't well-intentioned the tactics used certainly can be, and were. Upon the release of the video the internet decided to have some fun.

Before the "Community Engagement Unit" walks out in perfect synchronization, Grinnell ends his message by saying “We are coming for you. Run.”

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Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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