Phony Facebook Post by Texas Police Department Leads to Arrest

A Facebook post by police in Texas that was meant to be a joke ended up resulting in the arrest of an individual, police said.

The police department in Granite Shoals, TX, located north of Austin, placed a "Breaking News Alert" on their Facebook page that warned drug users to check their meth or heroin for possible contamination with Ebola. 

After warning drug users of the potential dangers, the Granite Shoals police department concluded with, "DO NOT use it until it has been properly checked for possible Ebola contamination! Contact any Granite Shoals PD officer for testing.”

Ebola, a deadly virus, is not actually suspected of contaminating meth or heroin; however, some people apparently did not get the joke. 

One individual, identified as Chastity Hopson, 29, actually brought meth to the police station in order to have it checked out. Hopson, who has a lengthy criminal history, was promptly arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Although the fake Facebook post has been viewed as lighthearted by most, some did not find the humor in joking about Ebola or drug addiction.


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