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Workers recently installed this receptacle at the Kingman Police Department. It is available for residents to drop off unwanted, expired, or no longer required prescription medication. (Courtesy)

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Mohave County awash in pain medications

KINGMAN - Mohave County is Arizona's ground zero when it comes to the illegal use of prescription drugs. The chant "We're No. 1" sounds less than celebratory when our first place status involves the highest rate of pills dispensed per person in Arizona - enough to provide every adult in the county with a pill every few hours, 24/7 for four straight weeks, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.