President Donald Trump is known for liking to have his name on things, from buildings to wine to steak, but ecstasy pills is probably not something he wants to be associated with. Police in Osnabrück, a city in the North-west German state of Lower Saxony, announced on Facebook Monday that they seized 5,000 ecstasy tablets in the shape of Trump, with his name on one side and his face on the other.
In a statement, police said they found a car registered in Austria on Saturday. The two men inside, who were arrested, were going to make a sale in the Netherlands. Police estimate that the 5,000 pills were worth an 11,000 euros, which is about $12,00. CNN reports that a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son were in court on Sunday.
In July, The Daily Star reported that Trump-shaped ecstasy pills were found in the U.K. on one site, selling 1,000 of the pills for £1,200. They’ve been sold individually for £8. They were made in Amsterdam and come in orange or pink colors, notes Metro.
The Daily Star reports that the pills are laced with 220mg of MDMA. The paper reported that one site advertised the pills as “Quality orange Donald Trump tablets. Very nice press, really detailed. Comes in the actual shape of the head of the president of the USA.” They have used the catchprase “Trump makes partying great again.”
“It’s getting to be a game of ‘who’s got the coolest pill?’ I know for a fact the Donald Trumps are very popular because of who he is,” an underworld source told the Daily Star in July. “Who’d have thought you can get an E in the shape of the US president? Well you can. And they are here.”
Ecstasy is chemically known as methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, which is where it gets the nickname “MDMA” from. It is also known as “Molly.” As the National Institute of Drug Abuse explains, the drug increases the activity of the brain chemicals Dopamine, Norepinephirne and Serotonin. “The release of large amounts of serotonin likely causes the emotional closeness, elevated mood, and empathy felt by those who use MDMA,” the NIDA notes. The drug can also cause “nausea, muscle cramping, involuntary teeth clenching, blurred vision, chills and sweating,” according to the NIDA.
As Forbes points out, ecstasy is classified as an “Anlage I” drug in the German Narcotics Act and a conviction for possession can result in five years in prison. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction notes that actions involving minors or “trade in significant quantities” could result in a 15-year prison sentence.