WATCH | A video of Sheriff Peyton Grinnell in Lake County, Florida is going viral after sending out a very plain and simple message to heroin dealers: "We're coming for you."
We are coming for you. RUN.
In a video posted to the department's Facebook page, Sheriff Grinnell stands at a podium flanked by deputies in black ski masks. The sheriff says his office has been getting more and more calls from citizens who are concerned about the heroin problem in the community.
Sheriff Grinnell had a simple message for drug dealers he referred to as the "pusher of poison."
Enjoy trying to sleep tonight, wondering if tonight's the night that our swat team blows your front door off the hinges. WE ARE COMING FOR YOU.
Sheriff Grinnell goes even further saying "our undercover agents have already bought heroin from many of you, we are simply awaiting the arrest warrants to be finalized."
The Sheriff goes on to explain that his agents will try to link dealers to possible overdose cases and will pursue murder charges in some circumstances.
"If our agents can show the nexus between you the pusher of poison and the person that overdoses and dies - we will charge you with murder."
The video has over a million views since it was posted on April 7th.
This is what the derangement caused by the militarization of our police looks like. pic.twitter.com/NMNjmtWa5c— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) April 9, 2017
It has received its share of backlash on social media.