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

A coalition of law enforcers and prosecutors in the east metro hopes that focusing on early intervention and prevention will help stem a growing problem that prison time cannot seem to stop.
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A coalition of law enforcers and prosecutors in the east metro hopes that focusing on early intervention and prevention will help stem a growing problem that prison time cannot seem to stop.

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