Tennessee Police Warn flushing drugs can create hyperaggressive Meth Gators

A police department in Loretto, Tennessee, is asking residents to refrain from flushing drugs, such as methamphetamine, down the toilet to prevent "meth-gators."

In the Facebook post, the Loretto Police Department wrote that on Saturday, officers executed a search warrant on a home and discovered the occupant trying to flush meth and drug paraphernalia down his toilet.

The suspect was unsucessful in their attempt to flush the paraphernalia, officers still wanted to take the opportunity to inform residents of the potential harm.

"Folks … please don’t flush your drugs m’kay ... 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," the post read. "Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do."

If you would like to read more about the environmental impact and the potential impact specifically on gators, READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE.

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