‘Alarming’ discovery in a Richmond street
There are renewed concerns over the controversial injecting facility in Richmond after a bag of heroin with a street value of over $5000 was found in a residential street last week.
Neil Mitchell revealed the 25 gram bag was found in the front yard of a house in Peers Street, just down the street from a primary school, on March 17.
Police have confirmed the find.
“It’s a bag of white powder, just sitting there in the front yard of a house — sitting there for kids to pick up and be curious about, sitting there for dogs to sniff or tear open,” Neil Mitchell said.
“Everybody seems to have forgotten what’s going on in Richmond.
“We’re still thinking abut setting up a similar thing in the city. Now what’s next? You’re going to have to wander down Flinders Street stepping over bags of heroin? Now clearly that’s an overstatement but if this can happen here, in Richmond, it can happen in the city.”
Richmond local Christine Maynard says she’s “absolutely not” surprised by the find, but it’s “quite alarming”.
“We see drug dealing on our street every day,” she said.
“Yesterday … once again there’s an ambulance in the driveway of the injecting room, there was a male masturbating outside the primary school … I saw a drug deal done.
“It’s just disgusting and nothing is improving. No one is listening to us and it’s just getting worse, and worse, and worse.”
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