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Attorney General pleased with Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is pleased with the participation of Alabama's recent Drug Take-Back Day that was held throughout the state this spring.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsors this program designed to combat the abuse of potentially dangerous medicines that are no longer needed or may have expired.

Alabama first started to participate in this program in September of 2010. Since then, participation numbers from agencies and the amount of drugs collect has grown substantially, according to a news release from Strange's office.

"Our law enforcement agencies dedicated their time and hard work to this important project for keeping our communities safer, and citizens answered their call," Strange said. "At least 90 law enforcement agencies established more than 100 collection sites across Alabama. These events resulted in the safe disposal of approximately 9,831 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs, bringing the total since the beginning of our Take Back initiatives to 34,483 pounds."

Strange continues to work to expand the participation of the state in this ongoing effort by law enforcement for the safe disposal of prescription drugs.

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