German police have seized 5,000 orange ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump’s head in Osnabruck, a city in the north-west part of the country.
A 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son were allegedly arrested for possession of the drugs along with an undisclosed amount of money over the weekend. They had been returning from Austria where it is believed the pills were manufactured.
According to the BBC: “It’s thought the drugs would have been sold on the internet under the slogan ‘Trump makes partying great again.’”
The pills were valued at approximately $47,000 and have Trump’s face on one side and “Trump” written backwards on the other. Ecstasy in Europe and the United Kingdom has seemingly been getting stronger and more dangerous, according to some experts. There have been more reported cases of patients seeking treatment at hospitals for mental and behavioral issues connected with the drug. In England, those types of hospital trips have increased 215% in the past decade.
An 80 mg dose of MDMA (Ecstasy) is “safe” in that the average user will typically have a pleasurable experience. These days, however, investigators estimate that “the currentaverage dose of MDMA used in a session across many countries is over 200 mg.”
According to The Washington Post, “Trump ecstasy tablets, known to have high levels of MDMA, have been spreading around Europe, selling for more than $10 a pill. It’s part of a decades-long history intertwining political imagery and illegal drugs.”
In the 60s, LSD blotter paper were known to have depictions of Uncle Sam, Che Guevara and antiwar messages on them.
Police in Texas seized a batch of ecstasy pills in 2009 that were allegedly shaped like Barack Obama’s head.