Then-Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics director Marshall Fisher, left, explains how the charts list reported drug overdose cases from each county, after a 2013 news conference on a new effort to educe prescription-drug abuse. The state Department of Public Safety and MBN set up 10 safe boxes at driver's license offices around Mississippi providing people a place they can drop off unneeded prescription drugs in the secure boxes, no questions asked.
Then-Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics director Marshall Fisher, left, explains how the charts list reported drug overdose cases from each county, after a 2013 news conference on a new effort to educe prescription-drug abuse. The state Department of Public Safety and MBN set up 10 safe boxes at driver's license offices around Mississippi providing people a place they can drop off unneeded prescription drugs in the secure boxes, no questions asked. Rogelio V. Solis AP File
Then-Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics director Marshall Fisher, left, explains how the charts list reported drug overdose cases from each county, after a 2013 news conference on a new effort to educe prescription-drug abuse. The state Department of Public Safety and MBN set up 10 safe boxes at driver's license offices around Mississippi providing people a place they can drop off unneeded prescription drugs in the secure boxes, no questions asked. Rogelio V. Solis AP File

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June 16, 2017 3:57 PM

Drug overdose deaths reach record in Mississippi

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