A police department in South Carolina is getting trolled after commending their officers for confiscating a firearm and a “sizable quantity of marijuana."
“Drugs breed violent crime," Williamston Police Department wrote in a Facebook post Thursday, highlighting the work of three officers. "Thanks to the hard work and dedication of these officers, a sizable quantity of marijuana along with a firearm were removed from the streets of Williamston tonight. We would like to show our appreciation to these officers for making our community a little safer tonight through nothing less than an outstanding job!”
Underneath the congratulatory post, however, Facebook users left some pretty sarcastic responses, mocking both the officers and their “outstanding job.”
“Oh... did you steal someone's meds?” one user wrote.
“Dang, good thing they confiscated that lanyard. Could've really ruined someone's life with that,” another commenter said.
“This post is one of those group projects you did in school but because you and the other two students turned it in at the last minute and now y’all looking kind of silly for doing the bare minimum and expecting an A but the teacher gives y’all a C- instead,” a user commented.
In a follow-up post, Williamston Police Department Chief Tony Taylor acknowledged the criticism they had been receiving and commended the officers for being “vigilant.”
“I want to commend our officers for being professional, being diligent and making our communities safe,” he said in a video statement, before mentioning the influx of negative comments regarding the marijuana bust. “We have gotten negative hits from that particular post and the majority of those have been from people who are out of state that are pushing for legalizing marijuana.”