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to just keep quiet - or is that spineless?

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qo Sun 23-Sep-12 12:30:24

yesterday when coming back from the shop, I noticed my already full wheelie bin lid was up and there was a red bag in there.

I knew it wasn't mine and that none of mine had put it in there so I picked it out and took it in, it contains...

an old lung ( for those of you who don't know this is a contraption made out of a plastic bottle for smokng cannabis)
Many empty pill packets
Many (packaged) syringes
Many empty sealy bags
A snapped in half bank card belonging to someone who frequents next door neighbours house
and a NEEDLE! packaged, but still!

Next door neighbour is a dealer, and has been raided quite recently - I'm guessing this is why he's chosen to put his filth in my bin, just in case?

Yesterday I was raging, if I had have seen him, I would definitely have said something. But now I'm not so raging, calmed down a bit and starting to feel like chickening out of sayig anything.

I've just come out of a period of nasty metal health problems, do I really want to invite trouble onto myself now, when I'm feeling good?

My sister told me to hand it in to police, but that is definitely not an option - I have to live here and they don't play nice.

Do I just leave the bag in my bin and not say anything? take it out and put it back in his bin, again without saying anything, or do I stand up for myself and screw the consequences?

MrSunshine Sun 23-Sep-12 12:32:21

Having been in a similar situation I would just throw it back in their bin and say nothing. There isn't really a lot you can do and do you need the hassle that could easily come with saying anything?

Bobyan Sun 23-Sep-12 12:32:43

I'd ignore it, but anonymously report him for continued dealing. After all if he's already been raided its not like he's not known to the police.

WelshMaenad Sun 23-Sep-12 12:35:08

You can't leave syringes and needles, packaged or not, in a bin, they are a risk to anyone that handles your rubbish. I would remove the bank card, and contact the police for advice on disposal, making out you don't know where it came from.

Mrsjay Sun 23-Sep-12 12:37:35

Phone the police tell them it was in your bin and could they come and remove it, Thats what I would do especially if it was a needle or take it to your local tip and hand it in,

freddiefrog Sun 23-Sep-12 12:39:59

I'd contact the police

I don't think I'd want to leave a load of old used syringes for the binmen to deal with

qo Sun 23-Sep-12 12:40:30

it is a packaged needle, in like a little green see through case. It isn't an exposed sharp.

Phoning the police is not an option - even if I say I don't know where it came from, they know hwose bin they put it in!

qo Sun 23-Sep-12 12:40:38


Mrsjay Sun 23-Sep-12 12:43:05

Go and hand it in then dont get them to come to your house because of the neighbour they won't land you in trouble with them and this is probably the evidence they are looking for and the dealer gets away with it,

KatieScarlett2833 Sun 23-Sep-12 12:44:35

I thin you mean "bong" OP.

slartybartfast Sun 23-Sep-12 12:45:32

put it in his bin. but i wouldnt say anything.
do you want to report him to the police?

qo Sun 23-Sep-12 12:46:05

Yes and next door knows he put it in my bin, if I go to the police in anyway shape or form, they know it's come from me as it was it was in MY bin.

I am not phoning or going to the police with it, 100% on that.

I have no other option but to live here, I hate it enough as it is without adding being harrassed and terrorised for being a grass into the mix

slartybartfast Sun 23-Sep-12 12:46:15

oops, no you don't.
just put it back in theirs. dont leave it in yoours.

slartybartfast Sun 23-Sep-12 12:46:49

wqhen do the bin men come?

qo Sun 23-Sep-12 12:47:02

No Katie it's not a bong, it's a lung - made by using a carrier bag and half a plastic drink bottle

qo Sun 23-Sep-12 12:47:26

Tuesday Slarty

Tiredmumno1 Sun 23-Sep-12 12:47:47

Your options are to either put it back in his bin, take it to the police with or without the bank card, or if you feel you can talk to him just say I don't care what you do in your own house, but I would prefer it if you didn't put this sort of thing in my bin and hand him back the bag.

Mrsjay Sun 23-Sep-12 12:47:49

You know I am thinking how hard it must be for you put it back in his bin

slartybartfast Sun 23-Sep-12 12:49:00

i think tiredmummno 1 has the right anwer. in what to say to yoru neighbour.

qo Sun 23-Sep-12 12:51:18

Yes that's what I'd like to say, but am wondering now if I dare risk any comeback (not saying there will be but there very well could be IYSWIM)

WelshMaenad Sun 23-Sep-12 12:51:23

It doesn't matter if its packaged, you can't put sharps into domestic rubbish, it's irresponsible. Take them to a pharmacy if you don't want to call the police.

Mrsjay Sun 23-Sep-12 12:52:47

Drug dealers are not known for being pleasant people though so it may come back on you . I still think id try and dispose of it safely though

slartybartfast Sun 23-Sep-12 12:54:20

say nothing, put it in his garden if it is hard to put it in his bin. i dont think you should organise taking someone else's rubbish anywhere.

puds11 Sun 23-Sep-12 12:54:29

Yep katie, its def called a lung. Although have to admit there was a split second when i though you meant a human lung!!!

slartybartfast Sun 23-Sep-12 12:54:41

even if it was innocent rubbish,your bin was still full.

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