The Loretto Police Department in Alabama is warning the public that flushing drugs and prescription pills down the toilet causes serious harm to nearby watersheds and could lead to the creation of 'meth-gators.'
The Department posted the warning to their Facebook page after serving a search warrant. They say they found a suspect attempting to flush methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia down the toilet and arrested him.
They used the example to explain the harm that flushing drugs causes to the environment:
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.
Do you want meth-gators roaming the streets of Alabama? I have no idea what a meth-gator is like and I'm going to go with a resounding NO.
Photo: Loretto Police Department on Facebook