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Task Force: Drop boxes will reduce local heroin use


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Local law enforcement are hopeful a new drug drop off program will reduce heroin use in our community.    
The Heroin Task Force along with CESA 4 obtained a grant to purchase seven prescription drug drop off boxes. They will be located at the police departments in La Crosse County.
Research shows that many heroin users started abusing prescription drugs before experimenting with heroin. The task force believes by taking unused prescription drugs off the streets heroin use will fall too.
Police officers will check the drop boxes on a regular basis, collect the contents, and dispose of the drugs in an eco-friendly manner.
La Crosse County has offered one day drop off programs since 2010, but this is the first permanent drop off program of it's kind.

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