‘Meth-gators of Alabama’ sounds like a name for a horror movie in which alligators high on meth create havoc in a beach town. But police in Tennessee in the US have warned this could turn into reality.
Loretto Police Department has warned drug dealers against the dangers of flushing methamphetamine down the toilet. The warning has come after the Loretto police found a suspect trying to flush meth and related drug paraphernalia at a home. The police say flushed-down drugs could end up in retention ponds from where they can mix with water in rivers.
“Folks… please don’t flush your drugs m’kay,” the Loretto police wrote in a Facebook post. “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.”
“When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream,” the post read.
“Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do,” the Facebook post said. “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 police were referring to a caged “attack squirrel” kept by a man in his apartment in Alabama who fed it regularly with meth to make it aggressive. The police were warned about the “attack squirrel” before they raided the man’s apartment.
In 2016, Australian police raided a methamphetamine lab and found a six-feet python with visible signs of addiction as it had absorbed drug fumes and particles through its skin. It appeared more aggressive, confused and erratic. It required six weeks of detoxification before its release in its natural habitat.