Man arrested after dumping used needles into canal

Gary Parsh. Image courtesy PCSO.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) – Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a New Port Richey man earlier this week after they discovered he disposed of used needles in a canal.

Gary Parsh, 57, was arrested Tuesday and charged with littering and illegal dumping near his home on Bowline Bend.

Neighbors told police they found a parakeet feed container filled with needles floating in the canal behind Parsh’s home.

Deputies found that Parsh had attempted to weigh the box to make it sink to the bottom of the canal. Pasco County Sheriff’s Office also sent its Dive Team to investigate the possibility of other boxes being submerged.

Several more containers were recovered behind Parsh’s home, and investigators found identical containers inside and learned he raises parakeets.

Parsh was released from the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center Tuesday after posting a $5,000 bond.

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