An exasperated Dundee council tenant said seeing an addict collapsed in his communal close is proof the area has been “ruined” by drugs.
These shocking pictures were taken by a horrified resident of Brackens after he came home from visiting friends last week.
It is claimed neighbours have had to put up with intermittent anti-social problems caused by drug users staying in the block for eight years.
The whistleblower, who asked to remain anonymous, said Dundee City Council and Police Scotland are “mollycoddling” troublesome neighbours.
He insists female tenants and pensioners living in his block should not have to put up with such behaviour.
It is claimed the man in the pictures is widely known to authorities and takes up to 30 Valium tablets a day.
Dundee City Council has vowed to launch an investigation.
The complainer said: “You shouldn’t have to walk round that to get into your house, should you?
“The guy in the picture has been there for about a year and a half, but there was issues with the previous tenant and I’ve got letters from the council dating back to 2008 about anti-social behaviour and drugs.
“I’m not vulnerable, but there are women and pensioners who live in this block. They should not have to put up with this.
“My female neighbour, who is 60, came back before me to get her phone and the guy woke up and started trying to kick in his door.
“When I saw him lying there I decided to take pictures and show the council. I’m not having this. Enough is enough.”
The tenant feels the damage done to his area by drug addiction cannot be repaired.
“It’s like a virus,” he said. “Once it sets in you can’t get rid of it.
“I’ve been here for 16 years and this used to be a nice area, but it’s ruined now.
“Dundee has got a bad drugs problem.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “We are speaking directly to the tenant and other residents about the situation.”
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland added: “Anti-social behaviour is always taken seriously and we are acutely aware of the upset that any form of anti-social behaviour can have for residents.
“We are aware of recent concerns (in the block) and there is a joint partnership approach with the local authority to address these matters.
“Anyone who wishes to discuss concerns about anti-social behaviour in their community should contact Police Scotland on 101.”