The Harahan Police Department is aware of methods to get social media clicks. Its Fb post on Saturday warning that latest purchases of methamphetamine in Louisiana “could also be contaminated with the Zika virus,” rapidly unfold like one, with 1000’s of shares and even some protection from nationwide media retailers.
The query of whether or not there’s genuinely a Zika risk was met with a chuckle from Police Chief Tim Walker, who stated one in every one of his officers submitted to convey consideration to one thing that’s not a joke in any respect. “There’s an opioid and meth drawback. It’s all around the nation,” Walker stated, including that nobody to date has taken up police on the supply to have their meth inspected.
The Fb put up stated that if somebody isn’t comfy bringing their onerous medicine to the native police station, “an officer shall be glad to return to you and take a look at your Meth within the privateness of your property.”
The put up was meant to be “consideration-getting,” Walker stated, with that effort successful for an issue that’s “out of hand” nationally. However, does Walker assume anybody will take him up on the provider of a “free” Zika take a look at? “You never know,” he mentioned.