Sheriff Grinnell Issues Warning to Lake County Drug Dealers


TAVARES – After a rise in recent heroin overdoses, Sheriff Peyton Grinnell issued a response in the form of a warning to all drug dealers in Lake County calling for help from Lake County residents and promising to put an end to drug dealers.

The video message, which appeared on the Lake County Sheriff Department’s official Facebook fan page shows Sheriff Grinnell standing with masked undercover deputies as he calls for the help of Lake County residents in an effort to bring down any “pushers” selling heroin and other drugs.

In the past few months, deputies have received numerous calls due to heroin overdoses throughout the county and Grinnell intends to put and end to it.


“To the dealers that are pushing this poison, I have a message for you: We’re coming for you,” Grinnell stated in the video. “As a matter of fact, our undercover agents have already bought heroin from many of you.”

Sheriff Grinnell is asking for the public’s help to report any information available that may lead to the arrest of a drug dealer.

“So, to the dealers I say: Enjoy looking over your shoulder, constantly wondering if today is the day we come for you. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight wondering if tonight is the night our S.W.A.T. team blows your front door off the hinges. We are coming for you,” he continued. “If our agents can show the nexus between you, the pusher of poison and the person that overdoses and dies, we will charge you for murder. We are coming for you. Run.”