Police warn flushing drugs down the toilet could create 'meth-gators'

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An odd warning came from a police department in Tennessee over the weekend.

Officers with the Loretto Police Department asked people to not flush their drugs down the toilet. But that's not the odd part. 

During a bust July 13, investigators caught a dealer in trying to flush his methamphetamine, KGTV reports. The department urges people not to do that.

"When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream," the department said in a Facebook post . "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."

Police say those drugs could get to wildlife, and they don't want to see any animals on drugs.

"Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do," the post says. "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."

The department says officers can help safely dispose of any drugs or pills.

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