A Tennessee police force “warned” on Facebook that flushing your illegal drugs could create “meth gators.”
The Loretto police department arrested a man who tried to flush a dozen grams of meth down the toilet and that prompted them to post a tongue in cheek warning on Facebook. It read: “This Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay (sic). 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."
It went on to say, "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.”
The post did get serious and say there are proper ways to dispose of legal and illegal drugs, but flushing is bad for the water supply.
Hopefully Alabama has a sense of humor and there are plenty of less than intelligent drug dealers that will show up at the cop shop to “properly” dispose of their stash.