Northern KY Cities Having Problems with Heroin Needles

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BELLEVUE, Ky. (AP) — Some northern Kentucky cities are starting to have problems with needles littering parking lots and streets just off major highways.

Bellevue Police Chief Wayne Turner says it is just one side effect of the heroin epidemic in northern Kentucky, where the number of overdose deaths continues to rise.

Turner told The Kentucky Enquirer that people should look for needles in parking lots before getting out of their cars and parents should keep children close.

Northern Kentucky Health Department District Director Lynne Saddler says the chance of becoming infected from a discarded needle is low but that people should be cautious.

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