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Louisiana police offers to test meth for Zika virus

The Harahan Police Department is offering to test people meth for Zika virus, and offering the public to bring them in.
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A police department in Louisiana says that it wants to ensure that the resident’s drugs are pure.

The Hanrahan Police Department is offering — with tongue firmly in cheek — for the testing of people methamphetamine, to ensure that it is free of the Zika virus, penetrates crystal meth users to the station and even the offer of a house call.

“If you have recently purchased meth in every area of Louisiana it may be contaminated with the Zika Virus,” the Harahan Police Department wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. “Bring all to your local Police department and they will test it for free. If you’re not comfortable to come to us, an officer will be happy to come to you and test your Meth in the privacy of your home.”

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The department is cheeky post quickly went viral, gathering more than 3,300 shares.

While the message may have been comical, police said that the problem in their community is serious.

“The people, the drug epidemic is really…pray 2019 brings solutions to a genuine national epidemic,” Harahan Police Officer Keith Moody wrote. “We will continue to aggressively enforce drug laws and work with fellow agencies to combat the illegal enterprises that are literally killing more than 100 people every day with illegal drugs.”

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