Police in Arkansas, USA, have come up with an innovative way to try and lure drug users in the area into a police station by offering to test their ‘meth’ for coronavirus.
On Wednesday, the St. Francis County Sheriffs Office shared a post on its Facebook page that was a “public service announcement” warning that meth recently sold in the area could be “contaminated” with COVID-19.
The post said:
“WARNING: If you have recently purchased meth locally, it may be contaminated with the coronavirus.
“Please take it to the sheriff’s office or police department, and they will test it for free.”
The tongue-firmly-in-cheek warning advised anyone who is “not comfortable going into an office” to make contact with law enforcement officers so that their ‘meth’ can be tested “in the privacy of your home”.
One follower jumped aboard the banter bus and said:
“If you can test marijuana for the coronavirus contamination, hit me up.
“I have a rather large grow operation, and I’d hate for someone to get sick from it”.
Whoever looks after the St Francis County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page came back with:
“We have testers available 24/7”
So far, there have been 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S.
This includes three individuals repatriated from evacuation flights and 42 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that Japanese officials quarantined earlier this month.
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