WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) - Americans dropped off nearly 475 tons of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs last month as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Law enforcement agencies set up approximately 6,000 sites across the country where people could drop off the drugs.
Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Department
The day was on Saturday, April 28, but several North Mississippi agencies held their day on Friday, April 27, including the Lee County Sheriff's Department and Tupelo police.
Lee County officers collected approximately 387 pounds.
This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to approximately 4,982 tons.
- Nearly 475 tons of prescription drugs collected on National Take Back Day
- Lee County officers collect 387 pounds of prescription drugs during Take Back Day
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