Flushing Drugs Down Toilet Could Create 'Meth Gators'

Drugs end up in retention ponds.

July 16, 2019
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Great. Now we have to worry about gators on meth? According to police in Tennessee, yup! 

A Tennessee police department has warned their residents to stop flushing drugs down their toilet and sinks out of fear they could create "meth gators." YIKES!

"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," according to a Loretto Police Department social media post. "Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do." Wow... good point. Some of our birds are pretty aggressive on their own already. 

The police posted the warning to Facebook on Saturday after officers found a suspect unsuccessfully trying to flush methamphetamine and paraphernalia at their home. Police warn that if the drugs make it far enough, they will end up being consumed by gators in Shoal Creek.

Loretto Police urge residents to bring in any drugs, including prescription medication, into their offices for proper disposal instead of flushing. That is good advice for all of us in any community. Dispose of your prescription medication (or not) in the proper way. We don't need our local beautiful wild animals hopped up on meth or prescription drugs. Oy. ~grace