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1 million pounds collected on prescription drug take back day

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reports, it received a record number of unused pills during the 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day last month. Federal, state, and local partners collected nearly one million pounds of prescription drugs. 

During the event last month, people could dispose of any expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their local police station. 

In southern Illinois more than 7,000 lbs were surrendered.

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