A can full of discarded needles Tuesday at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. The Fayette County needle exchange program has given out 21,693 clean needles and has collected 20,199 used needles in its first year of operation. The health department encourages people to bring their needles in a container, such as this plastic jar, for safety.
A can full of discarded needles Tuesday at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. The Fayette County needle exchange program has given out 21,693 clean needles and has collected 20,199 used needles in its first year of operation. The health department encourages people to bring their needles in a container, such as this plastic jar, for safety. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
A can full of discarded needles Tuesday at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. The Fayette County needle exchange program has given out 21,693 clean needles and has collected 20,199 used needles in its first year of operation. The health department encourages people to bring their needles in a container, such as this plastic jar, for safety. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

Combating heroin: Lexington program collects 20,199 used needles

September 13, 2016 5:32 PM