Thursday, the Giles County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Department issued a warning against picking up folded dollar bills found on the ground.
Twice, according to Sheriff Kyle Helton, residents discovered folded dollar bills at a local gas station. These individuals discovered a white powdery substance between the folds of the bills when they lifted them up.
The substance comprised methamphetamine and fentanyl, as determined by an analysis of its chemical makeup by the authorities.
“This is a very dangerous issue!” Helton warned residents in a notice shared on his office’s Facebook page, adding that it is “a great concern to public safety.”
Helton said, “Please share and educate your children to not pick up any folded money they may find in or around businesses, playgrounds, etc., without using great caution and even alerting a parent or guardian,”
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant that is extremely addictive.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Meth is consumed through injection, snorting, pills and smoking. It is most commonly used in its crystal form. According to the NIDA, crystal methamphetamine resembles glass fragments that appear shiny and bluish-white.
The drug can raise users’ heart rate and blood pressure and can be fatal in cases of overdose.
Long-term meth consumption can cause extreme weight loss, memory loss, confusion, Read more…