Ohioans dispose 18 tons of pills during Drug Take-Back Day

Locally, the Canfield, Austintown and Beaver police departments and the Mahoning County Sheriff's office participated

Prescription drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Law enforcement officers collected approximately 18 tons, or 36,408 pounds, of unwanted prescription drugs last weekend during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The goal of this initiative by the Drug Enforcement Administration is to get rid of unused pills responsibly so they are not stolen, abused, misused or accidentally ingested.

Law enforcement set up 200 drop-off locations across the state. Locally, police departments from Canfield, Austintown and Beaver participated, along with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s office.

If you have unused prescription drugs, they can be dropped off at several locations year-round. A complete list is available at the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

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