Police install unwanted drug drop box in Minneapolis

A collaboration between the Minneapolis Police Department and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators will help people anonymously dispose of unwanted medications in a drop box at the department's Fifth Precinct in downtown Minneapolis. The police department says it has seen a 30 percent increase in overdose deaths as compared to last year.
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A collaboration between the Minneapolis Police Department and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators will help people anonymously dispose of unwanted medications in a drop box at the department's Fifth Precinct in downtown Minneapolis. The police department says it has seen a 30 percent increase in overdose deaths as compared to last year.

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