Someone dropped a gram bag of crystal meth in a convenience store in Cherryvale, Kan., a few days ago.
The town’s chief of police wants to know who lost it.
So he’s asking nicely on Facebook.
“If you happened to be at a gas station in Cherryvale today and dropped your Methamphetamine, please contact us,” the town’s police department posted on its Facebook page on Sept. 29.
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“We are very concerned and would like to find the owner so please notify us and describe the packaging and we will see what we can do for you.”
Many who read the post, which has been shared more than 1,600 times, thought the police in this town of about 2,300 in southeastern Kansas were joking.
Police Chief Perry Lambert tells the The Parsons Sun he is serious. In Kansas, meth possession is a felony. He hoped that someone who read the post would remember being at the convenience store and seeing someone drop the baggie.
“And we’d sure like to find the owner,” he told the Sun.
The posting hasn’t turned up the culprit, but it sure has unleashed the quips.
“I might have. Could just get a little sample so I can tell if it’s mine?”
“Might be mine … what’s a good number to call?”
“And here I was tearing my car apart for 15 hours like some kinda method head … I’ll be there ASAP.”
“So if the owner isn’t found in 3 days will you put it up for adoption?”
Lambert told the Sun that the street value of the drug is $100. He said the area where it was found was difficult to see on the store’s surveillance camera.
“If it was dropped at the register that would have been perfect,” he told the newspaper.
He said he highly doubts that anyone will claim the meth.
But on this he is certain: It won’t be put up for “adoption.” It will be destroyed.