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Police officers in the city of Wyoming, Minnesota have been setting traps to catch people celebrating April 20th. Police officers in the city of Wyoming, Minnesota have been setting traps to catch people celebrating April 20th.
The tongue-in-cheek gesture was followed by another message saying anyone with substance abuse issues should contact them and they'll help find resources. The tongue-in-cheek gesture was followed by another message saying anyone with substance abuse issues should contact them and they'll help find resources.
Wyoming, MN (CBS46) -

Police officers in Wyoming, Minnesota have been setting traps to catch people "celebrating" April 20th--the unofficial "National Pot Day."

The tongue-in-cheek gesture was shared more than 300,000 times on social media.

The text within the tweet says, "Undercover #420 operations are in place. Discreet traps have been set up throughout the city today. #Happy420."

They followed up the friendly gesture by saying "anyone with substance abuse issues should contact them" and they'll help them find resources--assuring citizens that it does not mean jail time.

The department said on their Facebook page:

We use humor to become approachable so people are willing to talk to us and ask for help. It worked. Multiple people contacted us today and got answers to questions that they've been wanting to ask for a long time.

A special thank you to the citizens of Wyoming for showing us so much love and support. Without that, today wouldn't have been the success that it was. This success is community success.

If you or someone you know has concerns about substance abuse, follow the below link to our city webpage. (It can be found here)

The social media post has since gained the department attention and admiration from citizens across the nation.

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