Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

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By: Mike Springer
April 26, 2013

Crawfordville, FL-Law enforcement agencies are looking to get prescription drugs people no longer use off the streets through a nationwide campaign this weekend.

Police departments and sheriff's offices are collecting the drugs on Saturday as part of 'National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.'

The Drug Enforcement Agency or DEA is behind the event. It runs from 10 to 2 p.m. nationwide. People can drop off their medications at designated spots.

"It is amazing what kind of stuff you get and people come out and they are happy to get rid of it because it's a convenience they appreciate," said Keith Blackmar, spokesman for the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office.

The Wakulla Sheriff's Office is one of the drop-off locations.

The DEA will collect the drugs and dispose of them after.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office estimates people dropped-off around 30 pounds of old prescription drugs last year.

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