Tennessee Police Warn Public Not to Flush Drugs & Create "Meth-Gators"

July 17, 2019

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Police in Loretto, Tennessee, are warning the public on Facebook that flushing drugs down the toilet could create a new, drug-addicted subspecies of raging reptile. “Ducks, geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds, and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do," the department recently wrote on Facebook. “Furthermore, if it made it far enough, we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama." Of course, there's never been a documented case of a tweaked-out gator, although drugs being dumped into waterways is a real concern and traces of anti-depressants and cocaine have been found in water creatures in the Great Lakes and England. Was the post tongue-in-cheek? Well, the local library seemed to take it with a grain of salt, writing on its own Facebook page, “Meth gators are not allowed in the library, unless they are registered service meth gators."