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Police joke that flushing drugs could create "meth-gators"

Tennessee police are using a new ally to warn citizens against flushing drugs down the toilet: alligators. 

The actual term the Loretto, Tennessee police department used, albeit semi-jokingly, was "meth-gator." After announcing on Facebook the arrest of a local man on various drug-related charges, police noted that when they entered his apartment, he was allegedly attempting to flush illegal drugs down the toilet.

That led to a semi-humorous plea by the poster to please don't flush drugs down the toilet, because it then enters the water supply and "ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream."

After noting that local water officials "take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek," the post declares, "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."

The post ends with instructions to call local police for help in disposing of any drugs, including prescription ones.

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