A Facebook post from a southwest Missouri sheriff’s office is going viral for testing just how gullible meth addicts are.
The Christian County Sheriff’s office posted a warning about the risk that some new meth from Texas was contaminated with Hepatitis and Staph. The post reads:
Breaking Information: Southwest Missouri Supply Possibly Contaminated with Hepatitis and Staph.
Methamphetamine recently brought in from Texas, as well as the ingredients utilized to manufacture it, could be contaminated.
If you have recently purchased, acquired, or made Meth in Southwest Missouri the Christian County Sheriffs Office is requesting you seek assistance. Other Police/Sheriffs Offices in the state have seen positive results coming from Meth screening.
Our Office is stepping up as a screening/collection point. Please bring your Meth to the Christian County Sheriffs Office at 110 W Elm inside the Justice Center on the square in Ozark to have it screened. If a positive test is detected using our test ampules, a 100% safe collection will take place by our trained Deputies.
DO NOT USE IT until it’s been checked for possible Hep and Staph contamination!
In two days the post has been shared more than 17,000 times.
But there’s one little detail. It’s all made up.
“First I heard of it,” said James Keith, chief communications officer of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department.
The results seemed to be almost immediate, with one user posting less than half an hour later: