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Some New Orleans residents seeing signs of heroin epidemic

December 12, 2019


>>YOU LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOW AND SOMEONE IS SITTING THERE WITH A NEEDLE IN THEIR ARM. AUBRY: THIS MAN LIVES IN THE ST. ROCH AREA. HE SAYS DRUG DEALERS HAVE TAKEN OVER PAINTER STREET.>>THERE WAS A SHOOT OUT BETWEEN DRUG DEALERS THREE WEEKS AGO AND A GUY GOT SHOT IN THE STOMACH FOUR TIMES. AUBRY: AND IT’S NOT JUST HIM WITNESSING PEOPLE INJECTING THEMSELVES. IT’S CHILDREN TOO.>>THERE’S A LOT OF LITTLE KIDS THAT LIVE AROUND HERE AND THEY PLAY IN THE STREET. THEY TELL YOU STORIES ABOUT, OH, THAT GUY SHOOTS UP IN HIS EYEBALL. THIS GUY HIS VEINS HAVE COLLAPSED. A 9, 10, 11-YEAR-OLD TELLING YOU THINGS LIKE THIS AS THEY PLAY IN THE STREET. AUBRY: DONALD DUNN HAS LIVED HERE FOR 30 YEARS. HE’S NOT SEEING PEOPLE SHOOT UP BUT IS PICKING UP AFTER THEM.>>USED NEEDLES IN THE AREA. YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL PICKING UP TRASH, YOU DON’T WANT TO GET STUCK BY A NEEDLE. AND CONDOMS USED CONDOMS IN THE AREA. AUBRY: THE MAN WE SPOKE WITH SAYS IT STARTED TO GET BAD ABOUT 8 MONTHS AGO. HE SAYS PEOPLE ARE DOING HEROIN IN VACANT AND OVERGROWN LOTS LIKE THESE. HE WANTS MORE POLICE OUT HERE AND IS ASKING THE ST. ROCH NEIGHBORHOOD TO STEP UP AND REPORT WHAT THEY ARE SEEING.>>THEY WILL JUST PICK UP A NEEDLE OFF THE GROUND AND ON ONE OCCASION, I SAW A GUY VERY EARLY MORNING JUST GETTING UP, HAVING BREAKFAST, AND LOOK OUT TH WINDOW AND THERE’S ANOTHER GUY STANDING IN FRONT OF HIM PUTTING A NEEDLE IN HIS ARM AND PUSHING IT AS HE LAYS BACK AND LEANS AGAINST THE WALL RIGHT IN THE

3 Comments

  • Reply Andre Spaz October 17, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Shoots up in eyeball? Wtf

  • Reply Clifford Watson January 26, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Why is his hands shaking so much? Lies maybe???????

  • Reply Rob Andrew April 11, 2019 at 4:42 am

    new orleans always had a herion epidemic for the most part

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