The sheriff of Lake County, Fla., just ratcheted up his personal war on heroin with a menacing video warning directed at the area’s drug dealers.
Sheriff Peyton Grinnell is shown front-and-center behind a lectern and flanked on each side by two members of the SWAT team wearing balaclavas and dressed in intimidating black uniforms.
Grinnell ominously warned drug dealers that his team will “blow their front door off its hinges” once arrest warrants are finalized.
The 84-second video includes a rather frightening soundtrack that should provoke a case of the jitters to anyone selling the juice. Staring intently into the camera, Grinnell opens the video posted on the department’s Facebook page by introducing himself and then plunging into his message:
Over the last month or so I’ve had several phone calls from citizens in this county concerned about the number of overdoses related to heroin. I want our citizens to know that I am aware of this serious issue. I am asking our residents to please call and let us know if you know of a location that this poison is being pushed out to our streets. You can remain anonymous.
The sheriff then shifted his message to dealers who are likely unaware that they might have already been set up.
To the dealers who are pushing this poison, I have a message for you, we are coming for you. As a matter of fact, our undercover agents have already bought heroin from many of you. We are simply awaiting the arrest warrants to be finalized.
Grinnell continued, “So to the dealers, I say, enjoy looking over your shoulder, constantly wondering if today is the day we come for you.”
Grinnell upped the ante by warning dealers that they could face even more serious charges if their customers overdose and die. “If our agents can show the nexus between you the pusher of poison and the person who overdoses and dies, we will charge you with murder. We are coming for you. Run,” he said.