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Parents: Needles found at Vancouver apartment complex

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Parents said they have found four needles at the Orchard Glen Apartment Complex on Northeast 102nd Avenue in Vancouver.

One mom - who wanted to remain anonymous - says a needle poked her son's hand last Monday. She took him to the hospital where doctors told her the needle had liquid heroine in it.

Fortunately, her son is doing fine, but out of precaution, he'll have to be retested three more times throughout the span of a year to make sure he didn't contract HIV or other diseases like Hepatitis C.

People living at the complex say the problem surfaced just a few weeks ago when they started finding the needles in the bushes, by the dumpsters, under their cars and at the playground.

They've reported the problem to the property manager and police, who now say they'll send more patrols to the complex.

Still, with so many kids living there, they say they want the needles gone now.

"There's a park. There's kids here everywhere. We shouldn't have to worry about that," said Kimberly Springsted, who lives at the complex.

Some of the parents living at the complex said they're so fed up with the problem, they've put in their 30-day notice and are planning to move.

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