Police offer to test residents’ meth for the Zika virus

Police department makes humorous post saying meth contaminated with Zika offers free tests to users

Police department makes humorous post saying meth contaminated with Zika offers free tests to users

The Harahan Police Department, which is located in a suburb of New Orleans, posted the "warning" on its Facebook Saturday evening as a creative way to catch unsuspecting meth users in their tracks.

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A police department in Louisiana says they're offering a rather unusual service. They're encouraging anyone who has crystal meth to bring it to their local police department for a free test.

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This is not the first time a police department has made a post offering to test meth for the Zika Virus. The post had almost 400 comments and 2,700 shares by Sunday morning.

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Police Chief Tim Walker acknowledged Sunday that the post was just a stunt to raise awareness of drug abuse, though, and that - no, it's not actually possible to have Zika in meth.
"We will continue to aggressively enforce drug laws and work with fellow agencies to combat the illegal enterprises that are literally killing more than 100 people a day with illicit drugs". In May, the Gratis Police Department in OH wrote the same announcement on its Facebook page as well.

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