In Plea Deal, Felon Caught With Trump Ecstasy Pills Dodges Prison

A Florida felon has pleaded guilty to possessing the opioid fentanyl and Ecstasy pills in the shape of Donald Trump’s head, but he will avoid prison thanks to a generous plea deal, court records show.

Brendan Dolan-King, 23, was sentenced last week to 18 months probation following guilty pleas to a pair of felony narcotics possession charges and a probation violation count. He was also ordered to pay about $1000 in fines and court fees.

As part of Dolan-King’s plea deal, prosecutors dropped the top count lodged against him--felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver.

Though Dolan-King faced a minimum of a year in custody, a judge cited his plea bargain and “treatment” as mitigating factors for a downward sentencing departure. Dolan-King is pictured above in a photo taken when his probation supervision began on December 2.

Dolan-King was arrested in August after a search of his Clearwater apartment turned up drugs stashed inside an air vent. Police raided the residence because they suspected that Dolan-King “was possibly the person” who provided heroin to an overdose victim.

As detailed in an arrest affidavit, police seized “five orange tablets in the shape of Donald Trump’s head marked Trump NL” and fentanyl powder. The seized Trump Ecstasy was similar in appearance to pills manufactured in Europe.

At the time of his arrest, Dolan-King was on probation for a 2018 conviction for possessing cocaine and marijuana. His rap sheet also includes an earlier conviction for possessing cocaine, liquid THC, and MDMA pills (which were in the shape of Darth Vader).