In Loretto, Tennessee, police are cautioning people against flushing drugs down toilets – reporting “meth gators” could be created in Tennessee and Alabama if the meth makes its way downriver.
According to a Facebook post on Sunday from the Loretto Police Department, the concern developed when a suspect was found trying to flush meth and drug paraphernalia down the toilet.
Early this morning Officers with the Loretto Police Department, with assistance from the Lawrence County Deputies, served a search warrant at 112 First Avenue in Loretto. Once inside the home Officers found Andy Perry attempting to flush methamphetamine along with several items of paraphernalia.”
The suspect was unsuccessful and arrested, but whether the message was meant to put a smile on our faces or warn us about a super race of meaner alligators, who knows?
“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 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,” the post continued.
Although the above post may have brought smiles to your faces, there have been repeated cases of domestic pets exposed to drugs that have died or have gone into heartbreaking convulsions from accidental drug ingestion.
Read prior article about a dog left with a woman’s “meth head” ex-boyfriend. Fortunately the dog survived.
If you need to dispose of drugs including prescription pills, they can be dropped off at City Hall in a designated disposal container in the lobby.
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