Texas police post fake ebola tainted drug alert, nabs 1 on drug-related charges

Granite Shoals Police Department posted a warning to its Facebook page that meth and heroin that had been found in the area was contaminated with Ebola, KTRK reported.

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The since-deleted post continued by asking for anyone who was concerned about their supply to bring it to their local police or sheriff to have it tested.

According to My San Antonio, the post said, "If you have recently purchased meth or heroin in Central Texas, please take it to the local police or sheriff department so it can be screened with a special device. Do no use it until it has been properly checked for possible ebola contamination."

You'd think no one would actually fall for the post, but apparently one person did.

Chasity Eugina Hopson came in and is now facing drug-related charges, KTRK reported.

“This morning, we had our first concerned citizen notify the Granite Shoals Police Department that they believed their methamphetamine may be tainted. Our officers gladly took the item for further testing. #notkidding,” the department said on its official Facebook page, according to KTLA.

While many got a laugh out of the post and the subsequent arrest, some were not happy with the local police using Facebook in the way that they did. Police responded to those complaints, describing what they face every day on the streets across the country, but those posts have also been deleted.

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