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W.Va. prescription drug take-back sets record

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police in West Virginia collected a record amount of unwanted prescription pills during Saturday's drug take-back event, federal authorities said Tuesday.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Resident Agent in Charge Suzan Williamson announced that 4,976 pounds of prescription pills were collected. This surpasses the approximately 4,600 pounds taken in during a similar event in April, according to a news release issued by Goodwin's office.

Authorities established more than 130 sites thought West Virginia for residents to drop off unwanted or expired prescription medication. More than 5,000 sites were established nationwide.


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