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Prescription disposal available throughout Kentucky

State officials are urging residents who have prescription medications they no longer need to dispose of them safely, with dozens of permanent locations now throughout the state.

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says there are about 150 permanent disposal locations in about 100 counties.

No questions are asked when the drugs are dropped into the boxes, which are monitored and located in law enforcement buildings.

Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director Van Ingram says more than 60 percent of adolescents who use prescription drugs for other than their prescribed purpose report they obtained them from family and friends.

To find disposal box locations and hours of operation, visit this website and click on "Prescription Drug Drop Box Sites."

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