Police department posts warning about Zika in meth

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New Fears: The Zika Virus

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A police department is turning to tongue-in-cheek tactics to fight a serious drug epidemic.

The Bath Police Department in Michigan posted on its Facebook page with a big "breaking news" graphic warning that read "meth possibly containing the Zika virus."

The post goes on to say, "If you recently bought some meth, you can bring it into the Bath Township Police Department, and we can test it for you.”

Scientists have not linked the Zika virus to any type of drug.

Commenters responded to the post, asking if this was a joke, and the police department responded saying, "Sometimes, you've got to think outside the box!"

The police department said it's just their style of community policing.

A similar version of the post made was by the Salley Valley Police Department in South Carolina in March. It also offers to make house calls to "test" drug stashes.

Warning: If you have recently purchased meth in the Wagener, Perry, Salley or Windsor area, your meth may be...

Posted by Salley Police Department on Thursday, March 24, 2016

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