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During a news conference Wednesday, local law enforcement and business representatives unveiled a prescription drug drop box that's housed in the Alexandria Police Department lobby. From left: Scott Kent, Alexandria Police captain; Doug Landgren and Shaynen Schmidt, Pro-Tainer; Robyn Snyder, Winning Edge Graphics; Rick Wyffels, Alexandria Police chief; and Nathan Reinbold, Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)

Drop off your old drugs with the cops

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A new safe way to dispose of unused prescription medication has been launched locally.

On Wednesday, Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels unveiled the department's new prescription drop box.


The large locked metal bin is located in the police department lobby and can be accessed during business hours.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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