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Cops find ecstasy pills shaped like Obama

December 3, 2009 12:08:18 AM PST
A traffic stop netted police in the Rio Grande Valley a stash of drugs, including pills made to look like cartoon characters and even President Barack Obama.Police were responding to a call of reckless driving Monday morning in Palmview, Texas when they discovered the drugs in the driver's car.

Police arrested Mario Guadalupe Saenz, the 22-year-old driver after finding black tar heroin, cocaine, marijuana and 200 ecstasy pills. He was arraigned on four counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of marijuana possession. His bond was set at $113,000.

Investigators were most concerned about ecstasy pills that were brightly colored and resembled children's vitamins.

A special agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's McAllen, Texas office said the bright colors and characters are used as a marketing tool to attract kids as customers.


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