Discarded heroin needles lead to cleanup effort

Associated Press

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A drug recovery advocacy group says it is organizing heroin syringe cleanups in Northern Kentucky.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1legXB5 ) Northern Kentucky residents have spotted used hypodermic needles in parking lots, tree lawns, front yards and alleys. Officials say heroin addicts discard the needles after using them, and the syringes could cause health problems like hepatitis and HIV.