City of Madison and Dane County leaders on Monday announced the latest steps under way to tackle the root of heroin usage.
Law enforcement officials are honing in on prescription drugs as the gateway to heroin.
Officials said they hope an expansion of Safe Communities MedDrop locations can help curb the problem with opiates.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Monday they are more than doubling the number of Safe Communities MedDrop locations, from four locations to 10, where residents can get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted medicine.
The new boxes will be at police departments in Cambridge, Deerfield, Madison West District, Mazomanie, McFarland and Waunakee. The four current locations include police stations in Fitchburg, Madison East District, Middleton and Sun Prairie.