Woman arrested for reportedly turning in drugs after cops sent out fake news alert

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Most criminals don't willing walk into a police department and turn themselves in for a crime they aren't wanted for, but thanks to a Facebook hoax one Texas woman did.

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The Granite Shoals Police Department issued a fake news alert about contaminated drugs on the social media site last week that reportedly led to the arrest of Chasity Hopson.

Joke's on you! One person arrested after responding to this attempt at humor from the Granite Shoals Police Department...

Posted by Ben Russell NBC5 on Monday, March 28, 2016

The original post, which has since been deleted from the department's page, read:

"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!"

Hopson reportedly came into the station to have her stash of crystal meth tested for the virus. And once she handed over the drugs she was arrested on drug possession charges, according to KTLA.

Police released a picture of Hopson, calling her "the winner of the Facebook post challenge," according to the Huffington Post.

There have been mixed reactions on social media about the drug bust. Some users found the bust comical, while others claimed it was police entrapment.

See reactions from social media:

Social media reactions to woman's arrest in ebola meth hoax
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Woman arrested for reportedly turning in drugs after cops sent out fake news alert
someone fell for that fake "Your meth may be tainted w/Ebola. Come to the local police dept to have it checked" scam https://t.co/MoxonUrmH3
At Lake of the Ozarks, police are waiting for the dumbest meth-heads to ask that their stash be tested for Ebola. https://t.co/kWkMvJpcLb
This is why people don’t trust cops: Concerned citizen falls for Facebook “joke” published by police, gets arrested https://t.co/zIxY2XfdMs
"Ebola-tainted meth" Well isn't that something?
"Ebola-tainted meth" Well isn't that something?
when police lie about health issues like this people doubt warnings in times of real crisis - putting us all at risk https://t.co/RwvOzqBb1S

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