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.”
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.”
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.
“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.”