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Mom Is Desperate After Finding Used Needles In A Family Park As Drug Syringes Continue To Terrorize Community

Date October 2, 2018 15:33

A Charlotte mom made a very unpleasant discovery in her neighborhood's popular family park while on a stroll with her daughter. The woman reported used needles in the pond area, just several feet away from the walkway.

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WBTV interviewed local community members, who revealed they are aware of the drug problem in the area, but lately, it's been getting out of control. Maya Estrada told reporters:

This is a child’s place. Families come here to enjoy their time.

People from the neighborhood went on social media to share their similar experiences.

Moms hope the police can get a handle on the situation as they're afraid children might accidentally pick up dangerous syringes scattered all over the area. However, some think it's better to go straight to owners of the park.

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Hopefully, the authorities will look into the problem in order to avoid it from worsening.

What to do if you find a suspicious needle in your neighborhood?

First of all, you need to contact local police and spread awareness on social media. One similar warning post went viral in the community and continues to worry citizens.

Here are a few other things you need to know about handling those dangerous objects:

  1. Don't pick them up to avoid the risk of exposure.
  2. Call proper services to handle the needles.
  3. If you insist on cleaning them up yourself, use gloves, disposable tongs, and a secure container.

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This problem needs to be contained and we can all help by not ignoring it. 

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