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justine wettschreck/Daily Globe Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening drops a bottle of unwanted prescription pills into the new disposal box at the Prairie Justice Center.

Take it to the box program offered

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WORTHINGTON -- Approximately 70 percent of the people who take pain medications illegally got them from a family member's medicine chest or cupboard, studies suggest.


The Take it to the Box program promotes the safe disposal of both prescription and over-the-counter medications when they are no longer needed.

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