Capitalizing on the fear that Ebola struck in the hearts of many Americans not too long ago, the Granite Shoals Police Department in Texas posted a most devious notice to its Facebook page last week, according to ABC 7. The department shared some "breaking news" that was essentially a blatant lie meant to entrap drug users who trust whatever they read on Facebook. As of Monday afternoon, the department had removed all the Facebook posts related to this incident, but not until after several outlets, including someecards, had picked up the story.
Here's the text from the initial Facebook post:
Breaking News: Area Meth and Heroin Supply Possibly Contaminated With Ebola.
Meth and Heroin recently brought in to Central Texas as well as the ingredients used to make it could be contaminated with the life threatening disease Ebola. If you have recently purchased meth or heroin in Central Texas, please take it to the local police or sheriff department so it can be screened with a special device. DO NOT use it until it has been properly checked for possible Ebola contamination! Contact any Granite Shoals PD officer for testing. Please share in hopes we get this information to anyone who has any contaminated meth or heroin that needs tested.
The general reaction from commenters was that this was hilarious and nobody would fall for it: