Monthly Archives February 2016

Police Department Starts Medication Disposal Program

To combat prescription drug abuse and provide residents with a safe way to dispose of unwanted medication, the Edina Police Department is offering a medication disposal program. “Throughout the years, we’ve seen an increase in heroin use in the Twin Cities,” said Police Chief Dave Nelson. “Prescription painkillers can be a gateway to heroin use and we want to do everything we can to curb that abuse.” Nelson said burglars often look for prescription painkillers during break-ins to use or sell on the street, as well. Removing these unused and expired medications from your home eliminates that possibility. Also, properly
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