Dense fog advisory issued for lakeshore counties until 4 a.m. Monday

Fake police alert about Ebola-tainted meth leads to arrest

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GRANITE SHOALS, Texas — A Texas police department posted a fake news alert on Facebook warning of drugs contaminated with Ebola, and, incredibly, one woman actually showed up for the “screening” and was promptly arrested.

“This morning, we had our first concerned citizen notify the Granite Shoals Police Department that they believed their methamphetamine may be tainted. Our officers gladly took the item for further testing,” the department posted on its official Facebook page with the hashtag #notkidding.

Police also posted the booking photo of a smiling Chasity Eugina Hopson, who now faces drug-related charges.

Hopson was the first to respond to this “breaking news” alert:

Some Facebook users were not pleased with the humorous tone of some of the posts, however.
Granite Shoals police responded to the posts saying that they use the page as an extension of the real people behind the badge:


Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.