TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:
- The city of Tahlequah has seen a rise in dirty hypodermic needles being found near city parks.
- Tahlequah Fire Department officials say they have spotted some near their property and others have been located at parks including Ross Park and Sequoyah Park.
- The TFD chief says with the weather getting warmer, multiple departments are stepping up to tackle this issue that has become a bigger problem over the last year.
- Officials told FOX23 although the potential of getting a disease like HIV, Hep B or C from the needles is low, there is still a hazard to the public.
- A new “sharps container” will be placed to help dispose of the needles properly. Officials recommend that if residents find a needle, to call the fire or police department to remove it safely.
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