As the HIV outbreak in rural Indiana continues to grow—130 cases have been reported since December—local police are accused of hampering the governor’s needle exchange efforts, reports Aljazeera America.

The outbreak in rural Scott County has made national headlines and is related to injecting the prescription drug Opana. Governor Mike Pence declared a health emergency and allowed a needle exchange to operate in the county, while suspending laws against possession of drug paraphernalia.

But injection drug users and operators of the needle exchange tell Aljazeera that they’re encountering resistance from local police. One drug user, Kevin Polly, said that when he took clean needles to hand out to other drug users, the police raided his home and confiscated them. Authorities also allegedly arrested a woman because they found a needle in her room.

Because of the raid, Polly said, drug users are afraid to go to the needle exchange.

Meanwhile, state Representative Ed Clere wants to expand the needle exchange to other counties. Based on an increase in hepatitis C cases, which often indicates the presence of HIV, he believes as much as 25 percent of Indiana counties are at risk of an HIV outbreak.