LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A Lansing woman was walking along the Lansing River Trail Friday when she made the discovery near Saginaw and Center Street. They're what appears to be used hypodermic needles. Several of them were scattered around an empty city waste can.
This is in an area where many people walk every day--walkers, joggers and dog walkers like Michelle Young.
"I was just shocked. I mean my dogs were sniffing around and further down there were kids playing and I was just shocked to find dirty needles laying on the ground," said Young.
"I think the lesson learned here is also educational awareness for parents and guardians that, talk to your children. If they do see needles, we don't want them touching that," said Capt. Mike Yankowski with LPD.
Lansing police say this is an unusual find. They're not sure if the needles were used and if they were, what they were used for, whether it was illegal narcotics or prescription medications.
Officers have removed the needles and disposed of them in the proper hazardous waste containers.
Police say if you ever find anything like this, call your local department. Don't try to remove them yourself.