Tennessee Police Warn People to ‘avoid flushing drugs down toilet drains’

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Police officials in Loretto, Tennesse, USA have warned residents, through a Facebook post to avoid flushing drugs like methamphetamine, down the toilet drains. Such an act is an environmental hazard and adversely affects the natural environment inclusive of its flora and fauna.  The police authorities are certain that disposing of a toxic substance like methamphetamine will pollute streams and retention ponds.

Warning the residents through a video on Facebook, Loretto Police Department (Loretto, Tennessee) said, “Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay…Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do.”

Tennessee Police Warn Residents Flushing Drugs Could Create ‘Meth Gators’

‘Meth gators’ are the reason Tennessee police are warning residents not to flush drugs down the toilet 🐊

Posted by NowThis on Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Warning the residents through a video on Facebook, Loretto Police Department (Loretto, Tennessee) said, “Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay…Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do.”

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This concern was brought to light when the Loretto police served a search warrant to Andy Perry, on a Saturday. Andy was seen in the toilet flushing meth and paraphernalia. However, the police receovered 24 ounces of liquid meth and the paraphernalia at the right time. Perry is held at the Lawrence County Jail for possession of meth, paraphernalia and tampering with evidence, as reported by ABC News.

Loretto police officials also joked about a “meth-gators” becoming a reality if the flushed drugs reached Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River.

“As far as I know, there’s no methed-up gators being sighted anywhere. It’s just a joke to let people know they don’t need to be flushing their drugs of any kind down the sewer system. They need to dispose of it in a proper manner.” said Loretta Police Chief Bobby Joe Killen, while speaking to ABC News.

Kent Vliet, an alligator biologist and laboratory coordinator of the biology department at The University of Florida told NBC News, “I would guess they might be affected by it, but they tend to not react to drugs in the same way we do, and I don’t know if it would take a little or a lot to get an alligator to do something on meth,” Vliet said. “I think it’s a ridiculous notion. If you flush meth its going to be diluted.”

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