Drug con­cern af­ter find

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Used drug nee­dles have been re­moved from a bin shed in a hous­ing es­tate in Mother­well.

Con­cerned con­stituents con­tacted Mother­well South East and Raven­scraig coun­cil­lor Nathan Wil­son, be­low, af­ter notic­ing that nee­dles had been left ly­ing be­tween the bins at the Cairn­well Gar­dens block of flats in Mother­well.

The flats at Cairn­well Gar­dens have two pri­mary bin sheds and the nee­dles were found at the one lo­cated in front of the odd num­bered block of flats.

Shortly af­ter the in­ci­dent had been re­ported by the Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tive Coun­cil­lor, front line op­er­a­tives ar­rived at the scene to re­move the nee­dles and their con­tain­ers.

A full sweep of the vicin­ity was also con­ducted to en­sure that no more used nee­dles were present in the area.

Coun­cil­lor Wil­son was in­formed that one of the nee­dles was still ‘live’and rep­re­sented a clear dan­ger to any in­di­vid­ual who came into con­tact with it.

Coun­cil­lor Wil­son said:“I was very con­cerned to be made aware that drug nee­dles had been dumped be­tween res­i­dents’bins at Cairn­well Gar­dens as this ob­vi­ously rep­re­sented a clear health risk to those in­di­vid­u­als liv­ing in the sur­round­ing prop­er­ties.

“En­vi­ron­ment of­fi­cers and front line op­er­a­tives acted very quickly to re­move the nee­dles from the area and I thank them for do­ing so par­tic­u­larly af­ter it was dis­cov­ered that at least one of them rep­re­sented a dan­ger to any­one com­ing into con­tact with it.

“I would ask that res­i­dents re­main vig­i­lant to any re­peat in­ci­dents and re­port them to my­self or the coun­cil di­rectly to en­sure that the mat­ter is ad­dressed within the short­est pos­si­ble time frame.”

Grim dis­cov­ery The drugs para­pher­na­lia

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