Two patrons of the Eastern Inn in Buzzards Bay were stuck with something other than a bill during a recent stay at the Bourne Bridge Approach motel.

Individuals staying in one of the inn’s rooms said that one of them was jabbed by a hypodermic needle hidden in a bed mattress.

Bourne Police Lieutenant Jonathan R. MacDougall said that officers were dispatched to the Eastern Inn at 4:56 PM last Saturday, May 25, for a possible health code violation. Lt. MacDougall said the occupants were “woken by a sharp object entering the index finger of one person.”

“The officers investigated and found a hypodermic needle under the zip-on cover of the mattress,” Lt. MacDougall said.

He said the incident was then turned over to the Bourne health department to investigate. Health Inspector Carly Cote said she conducted an inspection on Tuesday, May 28, of the room where the people stayed. Ms. Cote said she found no needles during her inspection.

“The needle found by police was removed before the health department came out,” she said.

A followup phone call to the police department determined that the people involved decided to go to an area hospital for treatment following the incident and took the needle with them, for examination of any contaminants.

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