Tag Archives: OC Needle Exchange

Trevor O’Neil: Needle Exchanges Feed Drug Problem Instead of Treating It

Following are remarks given by District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil at last week’s press conference with state Senator John Moorlach introducing the senator’s SB 689: Since California allowed easier needle access in 2015, Anaheim has had to deal with tens of thousands of needles strewn about our streets, parks, and public places.  Last year when we cleared the homeless encampments ...

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UPDATED: 8-Year Old Boy Stuck By Used Syringe At Manzanita Park

Last week at Manzanita Park, an 8-year old boy was stuck by a used syringe while playing at Manzanita Park according to multiple sources. The individual received medical treatment and is apparently alright, but will need to undergo blood testing in several months. Community Services Department Director Larry Pasco informed the city council about the incident via e-mail: Subject: Incident ...

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Aitken Signed Petition Supporting OC Needle Exchange Program

Anaheim mayoral candidate Ashleigh Aitken signed an online petition in December 2017 to support the operation of the OC Needle Exchange Program in Orange County, which distributes free hypodermic needles to drug addicts – giving a clean syringe for every dirty one, plus 20 more syringes. The petition was sponsored by the militant homeless advocate Mohammed Aly following Santa Ana’s ...

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