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Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows discusses a prescription drug take-back campaign that is serving as a safe way to dispose of unused or unwanted prescription drugs. That is one tactic law enforcement and health officials are turning to as they report seeing an increase in illegal prescription drug use and addiction.

Dakota, Washington and Ramsey counties team up to fight prescription-drug abuse

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Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said the prospect of jail time alone is not enough curb the growth of prescription drug abuse.

"I can lock these guys up all day long, but it's a public health issue," Orput said.

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