Police department offers to test meth for gluten

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NEWARK, Calif. (KAKE) -

A Facebook post from a police department in California meant to bring laughter to their community is also bringing a lot of attention to a city of around 45,000 people.

KGO reports Newark Police Lt. Chomnan Loth is the author of the post. He said, "So channel surf and I happened to be watching a gluten free commercial or whatever and I thought to myself, wouldn't it be funny if drugs had gluten in it."

The Facebook post went viral with more than 200,000 shares, 31,000 reactions and close to 9,000 comments in just a week.

When resident Fremont Larhonda Hill was asked if she thought anybody was going to bring in their meth to get it tested for gluten, she said, "No, they don't care about gluten."

Loth says no one has come in yet to test their meth for gluten, but the offer is still on the table. 

The Newark Police Department's post has gotten attention from people as far away as Japan, England and Australia.