Wisconsin police warn meth may contain 'Corona Virus,' offer to test it for free
Merrill Police Facebook page
A law enforcement agency in a small Wisconsin town is using the fear surrounding the spread of novel coronavirus to help fight crime.

By Tracy Bloom, KTLA

MERRILL, Wis. (KTLA) -- A law enforcement agency in a small Wisconsin town is using the fear surrounding the spread of novel coronavirus to help fight crime.

P.S.A WARNING: If you have recently purchased Meth, it may be contaminated with the Corona Virus. Please take it to the ...

Posted by Merrill Police Department on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The tongue-in-cheek post then advises those who have bought the potentially tainted product that they can bring it down to their local police station and have it tested free of charge -- no appointment necessary.

The Merrill Police Department on Wednesday encouraged people to turn in their methamphetamine and have it tested for free to ensure it’s not contaminated with “Corona Virus.” Locally purchased meth may be contaminated with the virus, the agency explained on its Facebook page.

"If you're not comfortable going into an office setting, please request any officer and they'll test your Meth in the privacy of your home. Please spread the word! We are here for you!"

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