Law enforcement officials are issuing a tongue-in-cheek warning to residents to avoid dumping any drugs down toilets — because they fear creating "meth-gators."
Meth ... what?
According to The Birmingham News, the warning came on the heels of an arrest of a man who reportedly attempted to flush dozens of grams of illegal drugs down his toilet.
The outlet reported that a spokesperson for the Loretto Police Department in Tennessee said that they arrested the man — a purported drug dealer — and caught in him the act of allegedly dumping a bunch of methamphetamine down his toilet on Saturday. Authorities arrested the suspect and discovered 12 grams of meth, 24 fluid ounces of liquid meth, and several pieces of paraphernalia.
Authorities charged the suspect with drug possession with intent for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence.
Officials later on went to warn residents of engaging in such illicit acts and potentially creating such monsters.
According to the outlet, a Facebook post from the Loretto Police Department 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.
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.