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Iberia Crime Stoppers: Prescription Drug Abuse

Iberia parish Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. Today, I’d like to discuss prescription drug abuse and how you can help end, what is quickly becoming, one of the worst drug epidemics in American history.  According to statistics, twice as many Americans are abusing prescription drugs then those using cocaine and heroin combined.
11% of teens are using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons, often resulting in medical emergencies or fatal overdose.
Medication poisoning leads to the death of a child every 12 days.
70% of abused and accidentally consumed prescriptions are obtained from a friend, relative, or by raiding the family medicine cabinet.
Help put an end to prescription drug abuse by participating in the DEA’S National Drug Take Back Day on April 27th.
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If you have any information on the illegal use or sale of prescription and nonprescription drugs, submitted your anonymous tip at www.p3tips.com or call 364-tips. On behalf of Iberia Crime stoppers, I’m Sergeant Mallory Anslum. If you have any information on this crime or any other crime, call Iberia Crime Stoppers at 354-TIPS, or submit your tips using the free P3 mobile app. All calls and web tips remain anonymous and you could earn a cash reward of up to $1000.00.