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Published April 07, 2012, 05:02 PM

Detroit Lakes has Free Prescription Pill Drop

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - Detroit Lakes now has a free prescription pill drop to solve two problems with one solution.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) -- Detroit Lakes now has a free prescription pill drop to solve two problems with one solution.

Becker County Environmental Office and Sheriffs Department teamed to get this site. The problem of people flushing old medications down the drain and the ever growing problem of drug addiction led to the locked box.

This will cut traces of narcotics in the water supply. It will also keep such drugs from teenagers.

Becker County Sheriff, Tim Gordon, says, "this is what is really important to law enforcement is that these pharmaceuticals are the very same ones that young people are going into medicine cabinets and getting ahold of and becoming addicts or abusing and with very negative results a lot of the time."

You can drop off prescriptions at the Sheriff's Office, 24 hours a day. Needles, thermometers, and chemotherapy drugs are the only items not taken.

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