DUP MLA Paul Frew and Councillor Reuben Glover have issued an appeal for greater vigilance on riverside pathways in the south of the town.
They have contacted Mid & East Antrim Council and the PSNI over suspected anti social behaviour in the Larne Rd Link area and Moat Road.
Mr Frew said: “We have been contacted by constituents who have discovered needles and other instruments associated with drug abuse lying below bushes on a walkway leading into the town. This is extremely frightening for parents who fear for their children’s safety when out and about, even children walking with parents.”
Cr Glover said: “ Local people are scared to use these paths in the dark for fear of people congregating along them up to no good.”