DEA Pill Take-Back Florida Results

By: DEA Press Release
By: DEA Press Release

Miami, FL - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division (MFD), Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark R. Trouville announces the results of DEA’s Prescription Drug Take-Back. In just four hours, 4 ½ tons of prescription drugs were collected from over 140 sites across Florida. The collected drugs were safely disposed at the following four sites in Florida: Miami-Fort Lauderdale area - 1 ½ tons, Orlando – 1 ½ tons, Tampa – ½ ton, and Tallahassee – 1 ton.

“The proper destruction of tons of unwanted, unused drugs results in a safer medicine cabinet and a cleaner environment,” said MFD SAC Trouville. “When these drugs are disposed of properly, they cannot end up in the hands of abusers or our youth.”

Nationwide, 121 tons were collected and destroyed. Over 4,000 collection sites were set-up throughout the United States and its territories.

Following the success of this national program, Congress cleared legislation for the President that will allow DEA to create a framework for a permanent solution for prescription drug disposal. Currently, there are no legal means to transfer possession of certain prescription drugs for disposal. Until permanent regulations are in place, DEA will continue to hold one-day take-back programs.

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  • by YEAH, REALLY Location: your mutha on Oct 15, 2010 at 06:57 AM
    pot doesn't destroy lives, moron. TAX, AND CONTROL MARIJUANA
  • by really? Location: somewhere on Oct 5, 2010 at 07:38 PM
    Another bad response from a liberal. Sure lets legalize pot heroin crack cocaine, its ok, it doesnt destroy lives.
  • by Libertarian on Oct 5, 2010 at 05:54 PM
    Right again David. I just saw a report about Portugal and their drug legalization program. They legalized all drugs, even heroin, and have concentrated on treatment of addicts, education and using actual scientifically based interventions instead of America's scare tactics, prison and feeding the probation money machine. They are having a lot of success and drug abuse rates have fallen across the board. I hope Prop 19 gets voted through in California and recreational marijuana use legalized. It will be a step in the right dirrection.
  • by RandRules Location: Tallahassee on Oct 5, 2010 at 04:08 PM
    The DEA is the most corrupt law enforcement agency in the history of America. And that's sayin' something. Observe how they're all goin' ape-spit about the possibility of marijuana legalization in California. Fewer jobs for DEA thugs. Sounds like a good idea to me. -David Wussler
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