Jason Zadrozny, leader of Ashfield Council said that the Streets of Sutton and Mansfield resemble 'real life horror films' due to the effects of the drug spice.
In a full meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council today (July 12) , Coun Zadrozny asked Councillor Stuart Wallace, chair of the Adult Social Care committee what the council are doing to deal with spice users. .
Councillor Zadrozny said: “The situation has now reached breaking point. We had the situation where users in Sutton marred the recent armed forces day commemorations – lying in a state of paralysis. We had another call from parents from a school in Sutton. They complained of a user collapsed with a needle in his arm just as the school opened. It is absolutely unacceptable and this needs dealing with now and we all need to work together to sort this out now. I will not stand back when our streets resemble a scene from ‘Dawn of the Dead’. Our Council are even having to provide Community Protection Officers to attend a School Sport's Day in Sutton to protect and reassure parents. We are at breaking point."
"The problem of drugs like ‘Spice’ and ‘Black Mamba’ are reaching epidemic proportions in many places in our County. This is putting our emergency services under intolerable pressure.
Places in some parts of Ashfield and Mansfield for example resembling real life horror films – with users walking around like zombies or lying unconscious in public places."
Councillor Zadrozny added: “Alongside crime and anti-social behaviour – the use of drugs like ‘Spice’ and ‘Black Mamba’ is the biggest crisis facing the Ashfield District and our County for a generation. I am pleased that the County Council will now act following my call. By working together we can reclaim our streets back for our communities.”