Lose a large bag of meth? Give Kettering police a call

Kettering police are having fun with a Facebook post, saying the department would love to know who has lost their big bag of drugs.

Wednesday afternoon officers took to social media and quizzed residents, “Super size Bag O’ Meth. 4.13 oz to be exact. If you’ve recently lost your bag of drugs please, by all means, give KPD a call.”

Responses to the post, which included a clear picture of what 4.13 ounces of a “Super size Bag O’ Meth” looks like, varied from, “It’s going to be a disappointing night for the Kettering meth heads tonight,” to “You guys are awesome. It’s very sad we live in times like this. That could have ended up so bad if kids would have found it.”

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Officer Joe Ferrell noted that as of 5 p.m. there had not been any takers on the lost and found offer. He said the street value was about $2,000 to $3,000.

Opioids have dominated headlines and the community’s attention in recent years, but local law enforcement and substance abuse professionals are worried meth is seeing a resurgence. An increase could be occurring partly because demand for heroin has leveled off.

Meth is highly powerful stimulant that gives users lots of energy, a false sense of confidence and can cause hyperactivity and nervousness, which can turn into paranoia, hallucinations and thinking people are after them according to officials with the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services.

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