Prescription Drug "Take Back" Held In Chemung County On Saturday

Where you can turn in unused medication today

Thousands of pounds of prescription drugs are now off the streets because of National Drug Take Back Day.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration this weekend there were more than 5,600 collection sites manned by nearly 4,500 partner law enforcement agencies from 10 2 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, is created to keep potentially risky drugs off the street by giving people a safe, convenient way to dispose of unneeded or unwanted prescription drugs.

"I don't know the current statistics, but I recently heard a statistic that we lost more in a year due to the prescription drugs than through the whole Vietnam War, and that kind of stood out to me", says Corporal Hattaway. During the event, the Drug Enforcement Administration urges people to get rid of expired or unused drugs in their homes safely.

Every year the program has grown.

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In 2017, more than 450 tons of unwanted prescription drugs were collected across the nation.

All 30 Michigan State Police (MSP) posts also participate in the "Take-Back" initiative by serving as drop-off locations. Once the boxes are full, they are marked and taken by the Portland police and destroyed.

The San Luis Obispo CHP collected 280 pounds of expired or unused prescription drugs. "We ask, what can to start the drug abuse conversation and the drug take back certainly starts the conversation", explains Jack.

On Saturday, Portland resident Michael Sweatt drove up with a large bag of medications that belonged to his mother, who recently died.

"Who wants extra drugs around the house anyways?"

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