Police Department Posts Satirical Warning That the Area’s Meth Supply Was Contaminated With Ebola — and One Woman Took It Seriously

A Texas police department decided to get creative in their efforts to catch those in possession of illegal drugs — and it appears to have worked on at least one woman.

The Granite Shoals Police Department posted a satirical warning on Facebook that that the area’s meth and heroin supply was “possibly contaminated with Ebola” and anyone in possession of the drugs should take it to their local police or sheriff’s department “so it can be screened with a special device.”

Breaking News: Area Meth and Heroin Supply Possibly Contaminated With Ebola.Meth and Heroin recently brought in to…

Posted by Granite Shoals Police Department on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Chastity Hopson apparently took the post seriously. She brought her supply in to be examined and was promptly arrested, according to authorities.

On Facebook, the Granite Shoals Police Department called Hopson “the winner of the Facebook post challenge.”

This morning, we had our first concerned citizen notify the Granite Shoals Police Department that they believed their…

Posted by Granite Shoals Police Department on Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Granite Shoals Police Department wrote that most of their Facebook followers found the post funny but also addressed those who called it “unprofessional” in another post.

They wrote that while they use their social media pages to interact with the community they serve, they also want to “add the personal flair of the officers of this department” to their posts.

I'm sorry but I feel this post needs to be sent out again: I hope you liked our last post. Looks like about 99% of our…

Posted by Granite Shoals Police Department on Monday, March 28, 2016

“The current atmosphere in this country, at least according to the news media, is anti-police,” they wrote. “This career can eat your soul. … So we at the GSPD like to show all parts of the enforcement world on Facebook® and that includes our sense of humor.”