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Press Photo by Ashley Martin Investigator Amanda McNamee with the Dickinson Police Department holds a box full of needles in the evidence room at Dickinson Law Enforcement Center on Friday. Prescription drug abuse is on the rise and junkies have been using needles like these to inject themselves with prescriptions.

Prescriptions a problem

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Prescription drug abuse in Stark County and surrounding areas continued to increase last year. The South Sakakawea Narcotics Task Force seized 315 dosages of prescription drugs in 2008 with 17 busts in Stark and surrounding counties.


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