If you flush drugs down the toilet, you could be creating 'meth gators,' police in Tennessee say

A Tennessee police department is warning residents to stop flushing drugs down their toilet and sinks out of fear they could create "meth gators." This alligator was photographed in Florida in 2016.

Since this story first published, the Loretto Police Department now says the original Facebook post was a joke. Read the latest story here.

(CNN)A Tennessee police department is warning residents to stop flushing drugs down their toilet and sinks out of fear they could create "meth gators."

"Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not real