Sheriff warns against picking up folded dollars because they might contain fentanyl

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 14:00:41-04

Authorities in Tennessee are warning people against picking up folded dollar bills found on the ground because they might contain fentanyl.

According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, a folded dollar bill was found on the floor in a gas station on two separate occasions. Each time, a white powder was found inside that tested positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl.

"This is very dangerous, folks! Please share and educate your children to not pick up the money," a post on the sheriff's office's Facebook page says.

The sheriff said he plans to introduce legislation that would "intensify the punishment" for someone who is caught using money as a "pouch for such poison."

The sheriff added that he hopes they find the people responsible for hiding drugs in the dollar bills.