Tennessee coppers fretting about Meth-Gators


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❝ Police in Tennessee are warning residents to stop flushing methamphetamine, the drug more commonly known as “meth”, down the toilet for fear that alligators in the sewage system could ingest the drug to create hyped-up “meth-gators”…warning that “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”.

The notice continued: “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.

Erm. OK. Not personally acquainted with any Tennessee speed freaks; but, if I bump into one, I’ll tell them The Man is worried.

Thanks, Helen

2 thoughts on “Tennessee coppers fretting about Meth-Gators

  1. nicknielsensc says:

    The last line of the press release was a classic: “So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way.”

    I wonder how many people called…

  2. TGIF says:

    “An Alabama man who authorities said kept a meth-fueled “attack squirrel” in his apartment was arrested Thursday on multiple felony warrants unrelated to the squirrel.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alabama-man-denies-pet-methed-out-attack-squirrel-n1019386 “…after confirming with Alabama Game and Fish that Alabama residents cannot legally keep a pet squirrel, they released it. As to the tip the squirrel was fed drugs, police could not confirm. “There was no safe way to test the squirrel for meth,” the sheriff’s department statement said.”
    “Nazis Weren’t the Only Ones Using Meth During World War II” https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/nazis-werent-the-only-ones-using-meth-during-world-war-1835829390
    “…Researchers of the time discovered that it helped make their troops more confident and even more aggressive. That’s obviously useful in war, but it also has its downsides. As the episode explains, one useful thing about fear is that it keeps you from putting your body in harm’s way. Fear is a natural self-defense mechanism and people who are overly confident might achieve great things, but they also run the risk of making really dumb mistakes.”
    BANGKOK (Reuters) – Transnational crime groups are trafficking vast quantities of methamphetamine made in Southeast Asia, the United Nations said on Thursday, putting the value of the Asia-Pacific market for the drug between $30.3 billion and $61.4 billion. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southeastasia-crime/asia-pacific-meth-drug-trade-worth-up-to-61-billion-un-says-idUSKCN1UD0BO

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