Buzz·Posted on Jul 16, 2019Police Warn Of 'Meth Gators' In Tennessee Because Of Drugs Flushed Down The Toilet"Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay?"by Alicia BarronBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Forget the creature from the blue lagoon because now it sounds like people in Tennessee have to be on alert for…"meth gators"?!? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF DC Comics But don’t take our word for it. Here's a message posted by the Loretto Police Department on its Facebook page on the evening of July 13. Loretto Police Department / Via Facebook: 242269961917 "Early this morning Officers with the Loretto Police Department, with assistance from the Lawrence County Deputies, served a search warrant at 112 First Avenue in Loretto. Once inside the home Officers found Andy Perry attempting to flush methamphetamine along with several items of paraphernalia. He was unsuccessful. Perry was arrested for Possession of Schedule II (Meth) for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Evidence. 12 grams of Methamphetamine, 24 fluid ounces of liquid meth, and several items of paraphernalia were seized. Perry is being held at the Lawrence County Jail.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. 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.Also, if you have any info on drug use and abuse in our community contact us on here or at city hall and we will see what we can do!Edit/addition: We feel the need to mention that “drugs” also includes prescription pills. These medications can be disposed of at City Hall in a designated disposal container in the lobby." I mean, you can't argue with this quote. "Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney / Via giphy.com So, basically when suspects try to get rid of their drugs by flushing it down their toilets, those drugs make it through the sewer system and into alligators’ systems, potentially creating these so-called “meth gators.” The Facebook warning was reportedly prompted after officers arrested a suspect who they allegedly found trying to flush all this methamphetamine and paraphernalia down the toilet. Loretto Police Department / Via Facebook: 242269961917 Police say this is becoming a bigger problem because drugs in the sewer system are being processed in retention ponds before going downstream. And the reactions from people have been exactly what you would expect. Joe Pilot, MD @JoeSilverman7 And now we need to worry about meth gators. #Peak2019 07:48 PM - 16 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Lex @KoozyL @kikamonster Holy. Crap. I can't imagine what running into a meth'd up gator must be like. 07:48 PM - 16 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite iamericwilliams™ @ericwill4_ @ayyookam yes bro 😂😂 “Meth Gators” shit came on the news while i was at the barbershop lmaooo 07:45 PM - 16 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Police also added, “They've had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help.” Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF davidsaracino / Via giphy.com You've been warned.