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News Brief

March 3, 2011CHILLICOTHE, MO |  By: Wayman

Drug Program

Methamphetamine may make headlines, but the Chillicothe Police Department says it's prescription drug abuse that one of the growing problems in our area especially for young people.

The department recently held a prescription drug take-back and awareness day at the Senior Center in Chillicothe. THe result: 9 and a half pounds of prescription drugs were collected. Similar events have grown in popularity over the past year at various police departments throughout our region who work with health agencies to properly dispose of the out-dated drugs so they don't pollute the environment.