A local neighbourhood patrol group says they stumbled upon buckets of used needles in a Winnipeg back alley last week.
The Bear Clan Patrol said they recovered between 1,100 and 1,300 used syringes on Thursday.
“The amount of used needles is growing at a staggering rate,” The Bear Clan wrote to Global News.
They said the needles were found by the group behind 363 Mountain Ave., calling it the second-largest number of needles they have ever recovered.
“It was a secluded spot, and the users went unchecked for a long time, I’m assuming,” they wrote.
The Bear Clan said they return the syringes to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
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