A screen grab of a Facebook post from the Franklin County Sheriff, a Kentucky law enforcement agency, taken Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (Facebook)

Crime-fighting twist: Sheriffs ask drug dealers to turn in their rivals

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Kentucky sheriff’s office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals.

Multiple media outlets report the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office posted the flyer Monday afternoon. It features an image of a marijuana leaf and says, “Is your drug dealing competition costing you money? We offer a free service to help you eliminate your drug competition!”

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says the post is funny, but the sheriff’s department is not joking around.

At the bottom of the letter, people are asked to fill out information about the drug dealer they are reporting, including the dealer’s name and vehicle.

Melton says he got the idea from the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, which ran an ad in The Darien News.

The Kentucky sheriff’s office post:

The Georgia sheriff’s ad, posted by The Darien News: