Meanwhile in Florida…the Atlantic Beach Police Department announced in a Facebook post that any Florida residents who have purchased illegal street drugs, can bring it to the station to have it tested for COVID-19 (coronavirus). And no, this isn’t a case of entrapment. We think?
The warning shared that if you bought cocaine, meth, heroin, or any other drugs in the area, that it could be contaminated with coronavirus:
“WARNING: have recently purchased cocaine, meth, heroin, or any other street drugs locally, it may be contaminated with the Corona Virus. Please bring the drugs to the police department and we will test them for free. If you’re not comfortable coming to the police department, we will send an officer to your house and they’ll test your illegal drugs in the privacy of your home! Please spread the word! 🤣😂👮♀️🚔💉💊💙 “
Earlier this week, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival was cancelled due to the continued spread of the coronavirus. Yet, while the country’s biggest EDM music festival isn’t going on, it’s doubtful that Miami Music Week will come to an end altogether…which means, unfortunately, the spread of and consumption of illegal drugs.
But, just be weary, as if you are inviting law enforcement into your home, you are also subjecting yourself (potentially) to the plain view doctrine, which could end up with potential legal liability for possession.
Indeed these EDM music festivals are known to be a hotspot for prohibited controlled substances, which helps to explain Florida’s witty (yet serious) PSA to its social media page.