Drug users who flush their stash down the toilet could create meth-gators, according to police.
Cops in Tennessee issued the warning after they caught a suspected dealer trying to get rid of 12 grams of methamphetamine and paraphernalia down the toilet at his home.
News site AL.com said the man was charged with multiple offences while police warned on Facebook that his actions could result in the creation of meth-gators.
The post, which was later removed, warned users that flushing could affect the local wildlife and create drugged-up creatures.
It read: 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.