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Drug drop boxes such as the one at the Kandiyohi County Law Enforcement Center offer safe disposal of expired or unused prescription drugs. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Drug drop box has successful first year in Kandiyohi County, Minn.

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WILLMAR -- During the first year the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office operated a drop box for unused and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter drugs, nearly 1,000 pounds of drugs were collected.

Officials say that's 1,000 pounds of medications that might otherwise have gone into the environment -- or into the hands of children and adults for potential misuse.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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