LORETTO, Tenn. (WCMH) — Police arrested a Tennessee man Saturday as he allegedly tried to flush several grams of methamphetamine down the toilet, something they jokingly said could create ‘meth gators’ down river in Alabama.

Police in Loretto, Tennessee served a search warrant early Saturday morning. They said they found suspected drug dealer Andy Perry in the bathroom attempting to flush several grams of meth along with several items of paraphernalia.

He was unsuccessful in his attempt to flush the drugs.

Police said they found 12 grams of meth and 24 fluid ounces of liquid meth in the home.

Perry was arrested and charged with possession of Schedule II meth for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

In a Facebook post, police addressed the issue of flushing drugs down the toilet.

On a more or less serious note: Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay. When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream. Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not really prepared for meth. Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do. Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama. They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help. So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way.