Texas police department’s Ebola-tainted meth joke nets 1 arrest

In Granite Shoals, Texas, one such post was shared thousands of times and even netted an arrest

Chastity Hopson, of Granite Shoals, Texas, is facing a drug possession charge, according to police records.
Chastity Hopson, of Granite Shoals, Texas, is facing a drug possession charge after responding to a Granite Shoals Police Department post about drugs that were said to be tainted with Ebola.

DALLAS, Texas (AP) – The joke has shown up on police department Facebook pages in at least two states: Anyone in possession of methamphetamine or other illegal drugs should stop by the police station for testing because the drugs might somehow contain Ebola.

In Granite Shoals, Texas, one such post was shared thousands of times and even netted an arrest, which the local police department then reported on its Facebook page.

Chastity Hopson, of Granite Shoals, Texas, is facing a drug possession charge, according to police records.

The police chief of one Louisiana department said Monday that he heard from several people who thought his department’s post was serious.

Police say threats about “Ebola meth” are a fun, harmless version of bait cars or other stings they set up to catch criminals in the act, even if the joke alludes to what was once an actual global public health crisis.

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