Police in one Tennessee town are warning residents of a possible “meth gator” crisis that could occur if the town’s residents continue to flush their drugs into the city’s water system.
Clearly a halfhearted joke, but also a serious warning, the Loretto Police Department posted a message to their official Facebook page that clearly outlined the possibility of meth-addicted gators and other animals that could cause grave bodily harm – while they were seeking their next fix.
“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 downstream,” the department said along with a story about a drug bust that ended with the man trying to flush his stash.
The truth about animals becoming addicted to meth has been proven time and time again – with one bizarre story even occurring when a man held a squirrel captive as his “attack squirrel” and intentionally fed it meth.
“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,” the department continued. “Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do.”
It is the department’s concern that if unwitting residents flush their meth down the toilet that the tainted and drug-laced water could reach gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River – and they said that the folks in those parts have dealt with “enough methed up animals in the past few weeks without our help.”
Police have offered to dispose of any lingering meth you might have lying around at no charge, just give them a call. It’s unclear if that phone call will also get you a free ride to a holding cell.
Check out the full news report below along with the post from the Loretto Police Dept.