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North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem stands in his office beside bags full of unused and expired prescription drugs that were collected in about four hours Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Capitol in Bismarck as part of the state's Take Back program. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Abuse, theft of prescription drugs on the rise, N.D. attorney general says

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BISMARCK – Prescription drug abuse and theft are on the rise in North Dakota as children and thieves increasingly hunt for unused medications in medicine cabinets and bathroom drawers, with some burglars going so far as to target homes of the recently deceased, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.