Nine dirty needles found on streets of Lafayette

Tippecanoe County Health Department is teaming up with local police to properly dispose of used needles in the community.

Posted: Apr. 2, 2018 6:41 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County Health Department is teaming up with local police to properly dispose of used needles in the community.

Over the weekend, nine dirty syringes were reported to police. Six were found in the 2400 block of Crestview Court. Drug paraphernalia was also found there.

Three syringes were found in the alley and street near the 500 block of Kossuth Street.

There are no suspects in either case.

It is not known if any of the syringes are from the needle exchange program. Regardless, the health department says it will continue its needle clean sweep every Friday.

"If someone sees needles and they think that there is a problem area or they have seen any kind of activity, let us know so we can put that on our agendas for Fridays," said Tippecanoe County Health Department Grant Supervisor Amanda Balser. "You know our goal is to get everything off the street. But we know there were needles before the program found and there is still the problem of needles found in the community."

If you find a dirty needle in the public, you are strongly asked not to touch it.

You can call your local law enforcement to pick it up for you.

Lafayette Police: (765) 807-1200
West Lafayette Police: (765) 775-5200
Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office: (765) 423-9388

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