Heroin in pill form, warns Florida attorney general

Lots of people hit Ybor City on the weekends. We asked many of them this question:
“You guys consider yourselves pretty street savvy?”
Everyone said they thought they were pretty street smart.
“If I tried to sell you heroin, would you know what it looks like?”

“Yes, I would.”
But could they?
People were surprised when I told them the pill I was holding in my hand looked a lot like heroin in pill form. Documented seizures in Florida prompted a warning from the Florida Attorney General’s Office and law enforcement.
“They package it like that so you no longer have to keep it in a plastic baggie, no longer is it in powder form. It’s very easy to transport, it’s easier to disguise as prescription medication and simply put it in a pill bottle,” said Detective Larry McKinnon, spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
The Attorney General’s Office warns it puts people at risk, because users may not know the pill is heroin, or what the drug is mixed with. It also endangers curious children.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says that predicates the biggest and wisest warning.
“If you don’t know what it is, don’t take it,” said McKinnon.
“As always, drug dealers only care about making money. They don’t care about you, they don’t care about children, and they don’t care about the community. So heads up.”

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