You've heard those tales about flushing a little lizard down the toilet and one day it grows to be a mutant godzilla. Or little Timmy's goldfish wasn't quite dead, and now it hunts the city's underbelly for fresh meat and food flakes at midnight! Well, now we have a new fear ... "meth-gators!"

A Tennessee police department took to their Facebook page to post about the troubles with disposing of drugs down sinks and toilets, including the effects on wildlife.

Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay. When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream. Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not really prepared for meth. Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do. Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama. They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help.

-Loretto Police Department

The police posted the warning this past Saturday after officers caught a suspect trying to flush drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine down the toilet. But this goes for people not breaking any laws as well. People who just think it's a safe way to get rid of expired prescription medicine etc. The Loretto P.D. urge residents to bring any and all drugs/medications into your local police department for proper disposal.

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