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Police Department warning: Beware the coming of “meth-gators”

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Loretto Police Department in Tennessee posted an ominous warning on Facebook. “Don’t flush your drugs” is their message. If you thought that “Deeznutz” the attack squirrel was a wild story, how about meth-gators?

You may remember Deeznutz. Alabama police say they were warned about a man feeding his pet squirrel methamphetamines to make it an attack squirrel. The story goes that the squirrel was not tested for drugs when the man was arrested and it was released. If you think a meth-fueled rodent sounds bad, there is a more troubling development. Maybe.

Tennessee police arrested a suspected drug dealer Saturday. He was in the process of flushing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia down his toilet to get rid of the evidence.

Once police entered Perry’s home, officers found him trying to flush the meth and several items of paraphernalia down his toilet. Andy Perry was arrested after police found 12 grams of meth, 24 fluid ounces of liquid meth, and several paraphernalia items inside the house.

He was charged drug possession with intent for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence

The Loretto Police Department used its Facebook page to deliver a public service announcement after the drug bust on the dangers of contaminating the local water supply with drugs. No one wants methed-up animals.

“This Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay (sic). 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.”

“Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do. Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama. They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help. So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way.”

It is a light-hearted kind of warning but it appeals to common sense. Water in the sewer system ends up in retention ponds as a part of the purification process. Wildlife visits the retention ponds. You see the point. I don’t know the alligator population numbers for Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River but apparently, the police do. Hence, the tongue in cheek warning. The town is five miles from the state line with Alabama.

This was a good opportunity to remind residents of proper disposal of drugs. Loretto police asked residents to just bring in drugs, including prescription medications, to the police department and they can take care of it. Many communities, like my own, have yearly or semi-yearly collection days to help with the proper disposal of drugs. Flushed pharmaceuticals can end up in the drinking water supply.

You’ve been warned. No one wants meth-gators. Drugged up rodents are bad enough – looking at you, Deeznutz. Kudos to the Loretto police for taking a serious subject and bringing some levity to it. We can all use more humor in our lives.

You can listen to Police Chief Bobby Joe Killan in an interview talking about having fun with the story.

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The RedState Film Review: CRAWL

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Screenshot and poster image from Paramount Studios

Hurricanes, alligators, and the human condition converge on a Florida locale.

In the midst of the summer blockbuster season, which is choked with massive tentpole blockbusters, some studios hope for a counter-programming opportunity and try to tempt audiences with some differing options. Paramount has attempted to earn some extra cash by releasing the thriller “Crawl” this weekend between a couple of major releases.

A hybrid of a disaster film and a creature horror feature, the plot revolves around a hurricane setting its sights on the west coast of Florida, and as if a category-5 tempest was not perilous enough some residents who become trapped in the storm zone find their home beset by a swarm of vicious alligators. Tension arrives with dual threats.

Directed by horror vet Alexander Aja and produced by Sam Raimi this is a low budget affair (shot for under $20 million) that has plenty of logical and geographical shortcomings, but it still manages to be a compelling ride that delivers its share of thrills and fun. This is not a film to study ardently, but one to allow to perform for you.

The story surrounds around Haley, a college student who is on the University of Florida swim team — home of the Florida Gators! With the storm approaching she drives out to look for her father (Barry Pepper, the closest to a star in this), who has not responded to repeated calls. She ventures to their childhood home to discover him wounded and trapped deep in the crawlspace (ahem) of the basement (double ahem.) He is wounded by a leg bite he received from a large alligator, one of a number occupying their space.

As the storm rolls in the basement begins flooding and the numerous attempts at getting help, and getting out, comprise the content. The budget restrictions are evident — a slim cast, a mostly solitary interior location — but Aja does a respectable job in delivering a sufficient amount of tension and maintaining interest. He makes the limits of the setting a claustrophobic element, a challenge for the besieged characters.

As a Florida resident, I needed to suspend much of my local knowledge. One major issue is that the state rests at sea level and thus any significant digging gets you into the water table. This means basements are non-existent on the peninsula. This became a curiosity, as the first act takes place primarily in the “basement” of the home. But it is the type of ride that you need to bypass these type of elements.

“Crawl” offers up enough of a diversion from the formulaic studio offerings. If you are primed for a thriller as an alternative you can be entertained. This kind of movie does not require heavy cerebral lifting, so you can turn off the mental analysis and delve into the popcorn. If you manage that there is some fun to be had in this genre release.

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ACLU Gives “Travel Advisory” for Immigrants and POC Traveling to Florida, Warns of Grave Dangers

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The ACLU proved long ago that it’s not an organization to be taken seriously. As recently as the past few years, they changed their policies so as not to defend free speech they don’t agree with anymore. The irony was thick, considering their entire purpose is supposedly to protect civil liberties.

Their stupidity continues with this latest stunt. That is, issuing a “Travel Advisory” to “Immigrants and People of Color” to excursive extreme caution while traveling to the war torn area that is (checks notes)…Florida?

This of course led to some ridiculous, but sometimes hilarious responses from liberals who are literally setting their hair on fire over the supposed grave dangers Florida presents.

Because clearly Florida has an issue with street bullying of immigrants and people of color…or something. I didn’t say these responses had to make sense.

So what’s this actually all about?

The grave danger posed by this bill that the ACLU is freaking out about? Simply ensuring that local authorities cooperate with immigration authorities. How that’s controversial is beyond rational thinking adults, but to the far left, it’s apparently inhumane for ICE to be able to do its job. The idea that any local city can just ignore Federal law never made any sense and it’s probably time for the Supreme Court to get involved to finally settle this.

And what exactly do “people of color” or legal immigrants have to do with this? Absolutely nothing of course but the conflation is convenient, so the ACLU went with it. The truth is, immigrants and people of color should be fearing the mosquitos and alligators far more than whatever fake controversy liberal groups are currently trying to stir up.

Reading some of the responses to their tweet, it’s hard to not to come away thinking that half the country have gone absolutely insane. I have to keep reminding myself that Twitter is not representative of the real world because it if it was, we might as well pack up this experiment now and file for a national divorce.

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