Drug take back a success

Local - 10/29/2013 11:54 PM by Courtney Rosemond

CHARLESTON - Another record is set in the total number of pills collected during this weekend’s prescription drug take back day.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Resident Agent in Charge Suzan Williamson jointly announced today that as a result of the October 26th Prescription Drug Take-Back event, a total of 4,976 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs were collected from citizens and households across West Virginia. 

The October 26th collection results surpassed the previous Take-Back record of 4,642 pounds of prescription drugs collected in April 2013. In the six previous Take-Back events, the Drug Enforcement Administration, working jointly with other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications nationwide.


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