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APD hosts National Drug Take Back Day

APD hosts National Drug Take Back Day

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

Across the country police are taking part, including The C.A.U.S.E. (Coalition Advocating Underage Substance Elimination), the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department, Milan Police Department, Silvis Police Department, Moline Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The event is held twice a year and during the last event in the fall the DEA collected almost a million pounds of drugs.

Saturday the agency collected more than seven hundred pounds of prescription medication. He and his wife Michelle dropped off medicine they no longer needed.

But, even with the Take Back Program's success, the pill problem has continued to get worse over the years.

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About 20 minutes into the flight, at about 32,500 feet, a fan blade broke off the engine and shrapnel shattered a window. I feel really very fortunate for that", he told CNN affiliate WPVI. "No, it's not on fire, but part of it is missing".

The service is a simple way to make our communities safer, including children and pets that could be harmed or killed by consuming medication not intended for them or discarded in an unsafe manner.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. But, were available during National Drug Take Back Day.

Police hope that inspiring people to return any medications they don't plan on using will reduce the rate of opioid overdose deaths.

"It gets it out of the house".

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