Warnings can be strange sometimes. In a first, the Loretto Police Department from Tennessee, U.S, has warned people of a possible 'meth-gator' outbreak. The police department decided to take its jibe at the people after a drug bust.
Authorities in the state have warned the residents to stop flushing their methamphetamine, which is popularly known on the streets as 'meth'. The warnings suggested that if meth was released into the sewage system, the alligators present in there will ingest the drugs, turning them into addicted 'meth-gators'. In a Facebook post, the Loretto Police Department said that the drug will be responsible for creating 'meth-gators'.
The bizarre warnings stemmed from the cops raiding a house and busting a person who attempted to flush the meth that was in his possession. The police arrived with a search warrant and raided the place. Unfortunately, the guy miserably failed and was arrested and charged on two counts - drug possession and tampering of evidence.
Here's the entire Facebook post by the Loretto Police Department:
"Early this morning Officers with the Loretto Police Department, with assistance from the Lawrence County Deputies, served a search warrant at 112 First Avenue in Loretto. Once inside the home Officers found Andy Perry attempting to flush methamphetamine along with several items of paraphernalia. He was unsuccessful. Perry was arrested for Possession of Schedule II (Meth) for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Evidence. 12 grams of Methamphetamine, 24 fluid ounces of liquid meth, and several items of paraphernalia were seized. Perry is being held at the Lawrence County Jail.
On a more or less serious note: Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay. When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream. Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not really prepared for meth. Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do. Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama. They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help. So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way.
Also, if you have any info on drug use and abuse in our community contact us on here or at city hall and we will see what we can do!
Edit/addition: We feel the need to mention that “drugs” also includes prescription pills. These medications can be disposed of at City Hall in a designated disposal container in the lobby."
The warning by the police department was taken sportingly, but some people reacted in a funny way. Here are some tweets: