Submitted by Faribault Daily News on Tue, 10/18/2011
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A dropbox for unwanted prescription medications sits inside the lobby of the Faribault Police Department building. Officials said that 2,300 pounds of drugs were collected from the Faribault and Northfield boxes in one year alone. (Daily News file photo)
Minnesota- A rising number of teens are using over-the-counter and prescriptions medications to get high, according to local law enforcement.
When a notice came to the attention of the Rice County Chemical Health Coalition about October being National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, coalition members decided to take action.