As if alligators weren't scary enough on their own, what we don't want to create are gators that are hopped up on meth!

A Tennessee police department has posted on their facebook page requesting that criminals not flush their drugs down the toilet or sink.

After a man was caught unsuccessfully trying to flush his drugs, this prompted the department to make the plea to those criminals out there.

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," the police department wrote on social media. "Ducks, geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do.

The post then goes on to mention that if the drugs made it far enough, alligators could in turn start gobbling the drugs up. And you know what THAT would do!

"They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help," police wrote. "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."

In 2017, The Telegraph reported how a jungle python was found addicted to methamphetamine. The newspaper said the reptile was discovered during a police raid on a meth lab. The snake needed six weeks of detox.

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