Law enforcement agencies across the nation are jokingly encouraging meth users to bring their drugs in for testing for the new coronavirus.

Police are offering to test narcotics that are brought into their stations. Or, "if you prefer to keep your meth in the privacy of your own home" agencies like the Johnson City Police Department in Texas will come to you to test your drug for coronavirus.

"Being that a large amount of narcotics come from outside the U.S., we want you safe," the Tavares Police Department in Florida wrote. "Bring it by our station and we will test your batch within minutes!"

The posts have generated some buzz on social media. The Merrill Police Department's post has been shared more than 6,000 times and has been commented on more than 1,000 times, though not everyone is laughing.

Some people wanted to know how many people were caught with the post — it is unclear if any of the posts actually led to arrests — while others took issue with the police department making a joke out of both addiction and a virus that is tanking the stock market.

The U.S. has 60 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. There are more than 83,000 confirmed cases across the globe with 2,858 deaths.

Coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person, according to the CDC.

"It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads," the CDC reported.

The Merrill Police Department referenced times when people had called to report stolen drugs — a Florida sheriff's department had to call a man to tell him to stop calling about his stolen weed in October — and other strange occurrences of drug users trying to use police.

They called the attempt to capture drug users with the post "a long shot."

"We will take those easy grabs at removing poison from our community whenever we can," the Merrill Police Department wrote in an update of its post offering to test meth. "That is our role which we un-apologetically must fulfill."

This isn't the first time a police department has used a virus to try to encourage drug users to bring illegal substances to authorities. In December 2018, a police department in Louisiana offered to test meth for Zika. The department faced backlash for the post.