US police warn of "meth-gators" if people flush drugs down the toilet
This genuinely sounds like something from a low-budget horror movie.
A Tennessee police department is warning residents to stop flushing drugs down their toilets and sinks out of fear they could create "meth-gators."
Yep. Meth-gators. As if alligators aren't scary enough already.
The Loretto Police Department released a statement where they urged residents not to flush drugs down their toilet, as they can then be accessed by ducks, geese, and even alligators.
According to CNN, the statement read: "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."
Loretto Police also urged residents to bring in any drugs, including prescription medication, into their offices for proper disposal instead of flushing.
Don't be surprised if you see meth-gators in the "straight to DVD" section of a shop near you in a few years time.