Florida man charged with possession of Donald Trump MDMA pills

Brendan Timothy Dolan-King has been charged with possession.
Brendan Timothy Dolan-King has been charged with possession. Photo credit: Indiana State Police + Clearwater Police Dept

A Florida man has been charged with unlawful possession of controlled substances after he was caught with ecstasy pills shaped like US President Donald Trump's head, according to court documents.

Police were called to the home of 23-year-old Brendan Timothy Dolan-King in June after reports of a drug overdose.

Dolan-King gave officers permission to search the residence, a police report said, leading to the search of his apartment and the discovery of fentanyl and five orange pills shaped like Trump's head. The pills were later found to contain the hallucinogen MDMA, or ecstasy.

Dolan-King, 23, was charged on Friday (local time) with twin counts of possession of a controlled substance.

He was already in custody on charges of marijuana possession with intent to sell and probation violation.

His probation violation came from a conviction last year on cocaine and marijuana possession charges, local media reports.

The confiscation of the Trump pills resembles one in Indiana in 2018, when the Lafayette Courier-Journal reported that police patrolling an interstate highway seized an orange tablet in the shape of the 45th US President's head, with his lips puckered on the front and "Great Again" printed on the back -  a reference to Trump's "Make American Great Again" campaign slogan.

As many as 5000 such pills were seized in Germany in 2017, NBC News reported.

Reuters / Newshub.