Local law enforcement put on Drug Take-Back


On Saturday, people across the nation were given the opportunity to dispose of any unused and expired prescription medications. "If they think there may be drugs in the house, they may try to break in".

The DEA's Take Back Day is a initiative to collect these drugs, preventing drug addiction and overdose death. The "Drug Take Back" has been held twice a year since 2010 and is always a success.

There's a massive effort underway to combat the opioid crisis and a chance to get rid of unwanted and unneeded prescription drugs. "Every single year it's declined in numbers".

The DEA, along with local and state partners, collected pills outside several Memphis area Kroger stores on Saturday.

Knight and her fellow volunteer nurses said they had been working with Portland police since the program's inception.

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Boardman Police Department filled four boxes and Canfield filled about two.

CBS 2's Vi Nguyen has the story on National Drug Take Back Day. Once the boxes are full, they are marked and taken by the Portland police and destroyed. "That's not good", she said.

"You can dispose of your liquid medications in cat litter and also used coffee grinds", says Jack.

Since the last Take Back Day in October, Winter Park police officials told News 6 it has collected 500 pounds of prescription pills. You don't want to throw them down the toilet.