In a some what tonge-in-cheek manner Police in Loretto, Tennessee have asked residents not to throw legal or illegal drugs down the toilet, saying it could create “meth-gators”.
In a now viral Facebook post they pointed out the about why illegal and prescription meds should NEVER be flushed or put down the drain.
"On a more or less serious note: Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay. When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream. 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. 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. They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help..." - Lorretto PD Facbook
At this point, there's no evidence of drugs in the water harming people. Recent studies have shown drugs in our waterways have an adverse health effect on aquatic life, but meth in the water won't get them methed out.
In the end Lottetto PD does have a point, Don't flush or pour drugs down sinks. Most major Pharmacies like CVS will take back your used prescriptions.