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Seeking to cut drug arrests, Shakopee police offer addicts' money to stay clean


Shakopee police are recycling money seized during drug arrests to offer as much as $3,000 to addicts for treatment.

The south metro department is the first in Minnesota to join a national movement of police guiding residents with drugs or alcohol addiction toward rehabilitation and away from jail cells. The program is designed to promote recovery after drug arrests, frequently for methamphetamine and heroin, which increased 33 percent in Shakopee last year.


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