Johnson City PD offers to test people’s meth in coronavirus hoax

‘If you have meth with you, please get it tested prior to use,’ police department says

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JOHNSON CITY, Texas – Johnson City Police Department posted a satirical public service announcement on Facebook Wednesday, urging meth users to get their products tested in the wake of growing concerns about the coronavirus.

The police department said meth products in Blanco County may be contaminated with the coronavirus, and users may go to JCPD for testing.

“If you prefer to keep your meth in the privacy of your own home, you may contact Blanco County Dispatch at 830 868 7104 and have an officer come to your house to test your meth for contamination," police said in part in the Facebook post.

As of now, a total of 145 people are quarantined at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

According to the Texas Center for Infection Disease, at least five people tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus after being brought to JBSA-Lackland.

More than 18 people have been transferred off the base so far, either to TCID or local hospitals after showing symptoms of the virus or while waiting for test results.

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About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.