Family discover two heroin junkies using their PORCH as a place to shoot up
- Two heroin addicts were filmed injecting themselves in front of a family home
- CCTV footage shows them using an elastic band to bring out their veins
- The young woman and middle aged man then used a syringe to inject the drug
- After finding a spoon left behind, the home owner reviewed the security footage
Two heroin addicts have been filmed shooting up on the doorstep of a suburban family home on a busy road.
A young woman and middle-aged man were recorded by a security camera injecting themselves with heroin in front of a house in the Perth suburb of Cloverdale just before 11am on Thursday.
In shocking CCTV footage obtained by 7News, the woman can be seen wrapping an elastic band around her arm to expose her veins, making them easier to inject.
After taking a hit, the woman lay sprawling on the ground while the man helped her take more. The man was also filmed using the same technique to inject himself.
The homeowner was not at home at the time but he came back to find the spoon they had used to heat up the heroin lying in front of her house.
Suspicious, he watched the security camera footage and was shocked to find his front porch was being used as a makeshift drug den.
The owner then called police to tell them what had happened and posted the footage on Facebook.
‘If anyone knows these two who are shooting up on our front lawn, please let authorities know,’ he captioned the clip.
WA Police said they spoke to the man they believed to be from the video but he said he was just using the garden tap to drink water.
A young woman (left) and middle-aged man (right) were recorded by a security camera injecting themselves with heroin in front of a house in the Perth suburb of Cloverdale, just before 11am on Thursday
Angie Paskevicius, who is the executive director of drug counselling service Holyoake, said the footage was ‘challenging’ to watch.
‘It’s very blatant and out there, which makes you think they must be very desperate,’ Ms Paskevicius told 7News.
In 2019, 45 per cent of Australians who injected drugs used heroin while 33 per cent used methamphetamine.
Despite only 0.2 per cent of Australians using heroin, it contributed to a quarter of the 1,740 drug-induced deaths in Australia in 2018.