Suspected class A drugs and syringes were found in a community clean up in Llanelli today.

A bag of foil wraps containing brown powder was discovered in a clear plastic bag during the clean-up event in the Tyisha area. It was immediately handed over to a PSCO who was accompanying the group.

The team also found three hypodermic needles as they picked up rubbish in and around the station area.

The clean-up was carried out through Pride in Your Patch, a partnership initiative which aims to help people improve their environment.

Organisations present today included Carmarthenshire County Council. Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Tyisha Tidy.

Along with the suspected drugs and needles, the groups collected 27 full bags of litter.

Carmarthenshire’s executive board for the environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “It is shocking that in a residential area suspected drugs, along with hypodermic needles, was found amongst the rubbish.

“It is also disappointing that so much litter needed to be collected – 27 full bags is a lot of waste.

“Unfortunately, no matter what we do, however many people are fined for dropping litter, there is still a minority who just don’t seem to care about their environment.

“We will continue to enforce the law and prosecute offenders in the hope that our message will spread and encourage people to be more responsible.

“My thanks go to all those people who took part in today’s event to help clean up their community.”

Pride in Your Patch works to support volunteers, community groups, registered charities, and not-for-profit organisations to clean up areas of public land. 

Partners are Keep Wales Tidy; Carmarthenshire County Council; Ammanford and Carmarthen town councils; Llanelli Town and Rural Councils; Spice time credits; Flytipping Action Wales; and Carmarthenshire Housing Standards.

The groups work with communities to help spruce up their areas through offering expert advice, equipment and assistance.

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