Police Spread Fake News To Catch Illegal Drug Dealers
Police Spread Fake News To Catch Illegal Drug Dealers by: Off The Grid News
Police spread fake news about the Zika Virus to fight drugs in Louisiana. Surprisingly, Police Chief Walker actually admits lying about the Zika Virus as a strategy to get meth off the street.
“If you have recently purchased meth in any area of Louisiana it may be contaminated with the Zika Virus,” the Harlan Louisiana Police Department tweeted on December 29. However, the Tweet is false because there is no Zika in methamphetamines.
Instead, Walker made up the story to discourage illegal drug use. In fact, Walker admits the falsehood to The New Orleans Advocate.
Police Spread Fake News to Catch Meth Dealers
“Please bring all of it to your local Police Department, and they will test it for free,” the police Tweet claims.
Notably, methamphetamine or meth is a Scheduled II controlled substance in Louisiana. Moreover, the possession of even a small amount of methamphetamine is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine in Louisiana.
Thus police will have to arrest and charge anybody who follows their advice. In addition, Walker hopes to track down drug houses through the Tweet.
“If you’re not comfortable coming to us, an officer will be glad to come to you and test your Meth in the privacy of your home,” the Tweet continues. Also, police offer a high level of customer service.
“Please spread the word!,” the Tweet concludes. “We’re available 24/7/365.” To clarify police are available to help test meth 24 hours a day, seven days, a week, and 365 days a year.
Police Spread Fake News About Zika
Walker’s tweets are attracting national attention because of his attempts to link meth and the Zika Virus.
To explain, the Zika Virus causes mild flu-like symptoms in most cases. However, Zika causes birth defects, stillborn babies, and miscarriages. Besides, Zika can cause nervous systems problems in rare cases.
Importantly, Zika spreads through mosquitoes or sexual intercourse, not meth. Hence Zika is a threat in swampy areas like Louisiana.