UPDATE: Two tons collected during Drug Take-Back Day

Local - 5/1/2013 1:05 AM
UPDATE- A record number of prescription pills were collected at this years drug take-back day.

US Attorney Booth Goodwin announced a successful sixth Drug Take-Back Day. A total of 4,642 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs were collected from citizens and households across West Virginia.  The April 27th collection results surpassed the previous Take-Back record of 4572 pounds collected last year, in April 2012. 

The April Take-Back designated more than 100 sites throughout West Virginia, providing citizens with several locations to drop off expired, unused and unwanted medications. Nationwide, more than 5,100 sites participated.
In the five previous Take-Back events, the Drug Enforcement Administration and numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications nationwide.

BECKLEY - Many across southern West Virginia take advantage of Drug Take Back Day by disposing of their prescription pills the right way. 

This is a national program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Folks dropped off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday.  Participating organization members in Beckley say this helps people with the important task of properly getting rid of their drugs.


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