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Child Exposure to Drugs

A drug bag that Tangela found in front of her house while Asiya was playing

An idea of where I am living.  They sit out there and smoke crack late at night, because the guy that sells crack is a few houses down.  So they might grab the crack and sit right there.

Her dad… he doesn’t have a job but he gets money, he takes care of his daughter. And I know what he does to do it… it’s very hard in America, to get a job if you have a criminal record, it’s very hard... I don’t approve of it because anything could happen. What if somebody gets mad and does something to him while he's got my daughter?

They hide their needles and stuff in there and sell them right out of the newspaper receptacle.

Even though that’s empty you can smell the embalming fluids.  It’s the worst smell in the world.  It smells like mint from far away, but when you get closer if you know what “wet” smells like you know it’s wet.  My kids are like two feet tall, and they’re right next to it, so they’re smelling that.  That’s disgusting.

This is a picture of an empty "wet" bottle.  Ashley found it under the slide of the play ground.  "Wet" is marijuana soaked in embalming fluid.

 

"Weed bags and blunt wrappers that are found right next to the slides."

 

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