Team cleans up drug needles in Milwaukee neighborhood

Posted at 7:03 PM, Oct 25, 2017

MILWAUKEE -- The heroin epidemic is everywhere. Literally.

Rafael "Pancho" Mercado of Team HAVOC along with Ignacio Padilla of M.I.S.S.I.O.N. Breakthrough, County Supervisor Peggy West and concerned neighbor Marty Calderon showed us in a half block radius at South 23rd and Greenfield, several needles left as trash that were likely used for heroin.

They also found alcohol swabs, tourniquet and plastic bags that carried drugs like heroin strewn all over the place.

"Just as easy a kid could have said hey look it, lets go grab it. It's the reality we live in you know what I mean?" said Mercado.

He and hundreds of others are volunteering Saturday, October 28 to bring attention to the TLC our city needs on "Make A Difference Day."

Make A Difference Day is happening Saturday, October 28 at Kosciuszko Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Stick around for food, music that follows a job well done.

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