(05/02/2012)

Saturday, a record amount of prescription drugs were collected
at a Prescription Drug Take Back at Grantsville's Senior Center,
shown Sheriff Allen Parsons and FRN's Jean Simers following a
DEA collection process, an event sponsored by the Calhoun County
Substance Abuse Coalition/Calhoun Family Resource Network

West Virginians turned in more than 4,500 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs during the state's fourth Drug Take-Back Day.

Federal officials said Tuesday that 4,572 pounds of unused or expired drugs were collected Saturday at more than 100 sites across the state.

During the previous event in October 2011, residents turned in 3,676 pounds of unwanted drugs.


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