HARASHAN, LA. (THECOUNT) — The Harashan Police Department recently posted a curious warning on Facebook that methamphetamines purchased in and around the area of Louisiana – may have been contaminated with the Zika virus.
The post, which appeared on the Harashan Police Department official Facebook page on Saturday, encourages residents to “bring all of your [meth] and they [police] will test it for free.” And if you can’t come to them, they will come to you.
Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes. The symptoms, when developed, are generally mild and include fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache, according to the World Health Organization. This would be a first that the virus was spread via methamphetamines or any other drug use.
“Please bring all of it to your local Police Department and they will test it for free,” the department said on Facebook. “If you’re not comfortable coming to us, an officer will be glad to come to you and test your Meth in the privacy of your home.” Continue reading