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(Richmond, IN)--Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Shipman took to social media Tuesday to further discuss the county’s needle exchange program.  Shipman pointed out that the program does not compel users to take any steps to end their addiction.  Shipman also pointed out that it is not a one-for-one needle exchange, and needles are not tracked to assure they’re being returned.  The prosecutor added that he thinks a better option is to enforce state law and to allow users to enter a pre-trial drug diversion program.  Comments can be read in their entirety on the Wayne County Prosector's Office Facebook page.