Police offer to test your meth for the Zika Virus

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A police department in Louisiana is offering to test your methamphetamine to see if it is contaminated with the Zika Virus.

The Harahan Police Department made a Facebook stating that "if you have recently purchased meth in any area of Louisiana it may be contaminated with the Zika Virus. Please bring all of it to your local Police Department and they will test it for free." They even offer to come to your home and test it here if you aren't comfortable going to them.

The New Orleans Advocate spoke to the Harahan Police Chief Tim Walker, who said that this post was supposed to bring attention to the opioid and meth problem in the country. Walker told the paper that the post was meant to be "attention-getting."

This is not the first time a police department has made a post offering to test meth for the Zika Virus. The Gratis Police Department made an almost identical post earlier this year in May.