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Beware of ‘meth gators,’ police warn

The Lorretto Police Department has a very reasonable request: please don’t flush your meth down the toilet.

LPD, of Tennessee, assisted in the arrest of Andy Perry who tried unsuccessfully to flush methamphetamine along with several items of paraphernalia down the toilet, LPD wrote in a Facebook post.

Perry faces charges of possession of schedule II [Meth] for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence, LPD said.

It isn’t the first time a suspect tried to dispose of evidence by using the the drainage system, but LPD would really prefer if no one used the sewers for anything other than what it was intended for.

“On a more or less serious note: Folks please don’t flush your drugs m’kay,” LPD said. “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.”

Animals including ducks and geese near the surrounding treatment ponds can be exposed to these drugs and have been, according to LPD.

What scares LPD further is the possibility of meth reaching the Tennessee River where it could be consumed by alligators.

“They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help,” LPD said. “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.”

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