Thirteen tons of drugs collected during drug take back day

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Ohioans disposed of several tons of outdated or unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take Back Day last weekend.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office partnered with members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local and state law enforcement officers to collect the unneeded pills at dozens of drop off sites across the state on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  

DEA representatives collected more than 13 tons (26,207 pounds) of prescription medications in Ohio.

Authorities will safely dispose of the pills.

National Drug Take Back Day is held twice a year  to help Ohioans safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications.

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