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Volunteers Cleaning Roadsides Warned About Drug Litter

An increase in dangerous drug paraphernalia along roadsides has led the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to issue warnings to its 700 Adopt-A-Highway groups.

WAVE-TV reports state officials posted a video warning to the cabinet's website in April and has added similar wording to training brochures handed out to the groups.

Adopt-A-Highway coordinator Keith Buckhout says the major dangers are the increasing number of heroin needles and mobile meth labs.

The new warnings tell groups to step back if they find such drug paraphernalia and call police or the state highway department so that specially trained crews can safely dispose of the litter.