prescription drugs http://wxpr.org en LDF Take Back Initiative Saturday http://wxpr.org/post/ldf-take-back-initiative-saturday <p>Many Northwoods law enforcement agencies are participating in Saturday's "Take Back " initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The effort enables residents to bring unneeded prescription medications to a collection spot where the drugs are collected at no charge and then are disposed.</p><p>In Lac du Flambeau, the collection will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lac du Flambeau Judicial Center on Peace Pipe Road.</p><p>Program Coordinator Sue Wolfe says there are a few things to remember when you bring in the drugs for disposal...</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:00:43 +0000 Ken Krall 17470 at http://wxpr.org LDF Take Back Initiative Saturday Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise http://wxpr.org/post/prescription-drug-abuse-rise <p>The Vilas County Sheriff says drug abuse continue to be a growing problem in the area.&nbsp; Sheriff Joe Fath says the department works closely with Lac du Flambeau tribal police in its investigations.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Prescription medication, synthetic THC, heroin, those are the three big ones that we see affecting our communities.”&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Lac du Flambeau tribal leaders declared a state of emergency last spring to address a growing drug problem on the reservation.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12475 at http://wxpr.org Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise Law Enforcement Busts 19 For Drugs in Oneida County http://wxpr.org/post/law-enforcement-busts-19-drugs-oneida-county <p>Oneida county and regional law enforcement officials report nearly 20 new arrests this week for drug-related crimes. This follows another large number of drug-related arrests earlier this week in Forest county.</p><p>The Oneida County Sheriff's Office and the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group made the nineteen arrests as part of a continued investigation.</p><p>Most charges relate to possession and distribution of methamphetamines and prescription drugs. Other charges include child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:10:39 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11059 at http://wxpr.org What to Do With Unused Prescriptions http://wxpr.org/post/what-do-unused-prescriptions <p>If you're not using the prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet, there's a better place to put them than down the toilet.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Area law enforcement says the </span>7th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual Take Back Initiative is set for Saturday, October 26 in three Oneida county places.</span></p><p>Oneida County Detective Sergeant Terri Hook says the unneeded drugs will be collected and destroyed....</p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 9513 at http://wxpr.org What to Do With Unused Prescriptions