Local Officials Continue To Battle The Problem Of Prescription Drug Abuse

The Wyoming Department of Health released a report last week that stated that between 2005 and 2008 the number of prescription drug related fatalities in the state of Wyoming increased by more than 100%.

Sheridan Police Sergeant Tom Ringley says that just this week they've had to deal with a number of incidents involving prescription drugs.

Ringley said that if you have prescription drugs that you are taking, it's best to keep them someplace secure instead of typically storing them in the medicine cabinet, as there have been a number of crimes recently involving the theft of prescription drugs.

Ringley also indicated that it's a good idea to return any unused medication to you're issuing pharmacist.

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