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Prescription drug abuse on the rise

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Prescription drug abuse has risen in the Wadena area in recent years, according to Wadena area law enforcement.

Sgt./Investigator Naomi Plautz said prescription drug abuse is nothing new, and part of the reason people hear about it more is due to more publicity, but it has really has risen in recent years.

Plautz said she started to notice the rise in prescription drug abuse around 2005 or 2006.

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