Over 5,800 pounds of prescription drugs collected on Take-Back Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Over 5,800 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs were collected last Saturday in West Virginia for National Drug Take Back Day, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the DEA.

Participating law enforcement agencies in West Virginia took in a total of 5,876 pounds from citizens and households around the state.

“Prescription drug abuse is an issue that touches all West Virginians,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto. “DEA’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events continue to be successful here because all of us want to take an active role in preventing drug abuse. Removing unused prescription medication from the home and properly disposing of it helps keep our communities safer.”

There were over 100 collection sites set up across the state.





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