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Don’t Meth With Texas: Police Warn of Meth Contaminated by Coronavirus

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The Johnson City Police Department may have their hearts in the right place, but their sense of humor exhibited in a recent Facebook post proved to be too much for some people. The Texas Hill Country police department posted to their social media that they had reason to believe Blanco County methamphetamine may have been contaminated with the coronavirus, and that if anyone had any, it should be tested. Their public service announcement led to some humorous comments, but there has been no word as to whether anyone took them up on their offer.

The Johnson City Police Department’s PSA said, “If you have meth with you, please get it tested prior to use,” and further outlined where individuals could take their drugs for coronavirus testing. “If you prefer to keep your meth in the privacy of your own home you may contact Blanco County Dispatch … and have an officer come to your house to test your meth for contamination,” it further outlined.

Don’t Meth With Texas: Police Warn of Meth Contaminated by Coronavirus

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Methamphetamine (“meth” for short,) is both illegal to possess as well as to make here in Texas. Found to be used as a recreational drug, it acts as a powerful stimulant to the central nervous system. It was discovered in 1893. It was also found as an alternative prescription treatment for obesity as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but concerns revolving around human neurotoxicity and the potential for the drug’s misuse led to this so rarely being the case. The Johnson City Police Department has since removed the Facebook post regarding meth. In the meantime, it’s hoped that those involved with either the drug or the coronavirus are able to find the appropriate help.

What do you think of the police’s social media post? Was it funny or too over the top? Would you be surprised if anyone took the police up on their offer to test their meth for coronavirus?