A Texas police department says a woman was arrested last week after she responded to a Facebook hoax about contaminated meth.
The post, appeared on Facebook on Tuesday, stating the following:
“Breaking News: Area Meth and Heroin Supply Possibly Contaminated With Ebola. Meth and Heroin recently brought in to Central Texas as well as the ingredients used to make it could be contaminated with the life threatening disease Ebola.
If you have recently purchased meth or heroin in Central Texas, please take it to the local police or sheriff department so it can be screened with a special device. DO NOT use it until it has been properly checked for possible Ebola contamination!
Please share in hopes we get this information to anyone who has any contaminated meth or heroin that needs tested.”
Police said things were largely quiet until one woman brought drugs to the station in response to the post. The MENSA candidate, 29-year-old Chasity Hopson, was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances.
Thankfully, she didn’t have to travel far.
Some of the station’s Facebook followers got a good laugh out of the arrest and congratulated police. We say it’s police entrapment, but what do we know?