West Hants RCMP receive report of used needles at playground

Used needles
West Hants District RCMP advise the public to not touch any used needles they may find. Credit: RCMP

West Hants District RCMP received a report of used needles being found at a school playground in Three Miles Plains.

Police say they received the report during the week of Dec. 26, 2023.

The needles have been disposed of and, with students back in school, police are asking "that needles be disposed of appropriately in a sharps container or at a local pharmacy, and not in public areas such as school playgrounds."

If you find a used and uncapped needle, do not touch it. Contact your local police or RCMP Detachment, who will safely retrieve and dispose of the needle.