More than 2 tons of drugs collected in Idaho on Take-Back Day

More than 2 tons of drugs collected in Idaho on Take-Back Day

More than 2 tons of drugs collected in Idaho on Take-Back Day

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 3:14 AM

SEATTLE -- The Drug Enforcement Administration says nearly 17 tons of expired or unwanted prescription drugs were collected on last Saturday's national Drug Take-Back Day in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

The Seattle regional office says that's 2 tons more than the previous take-back event last September in the region.

State-by-state totals for safe disposal of old drugs:

  • Idaho 2.1 tons
  • Washington 7.4 tons
  • Oregon 5.2 tons
  • Alaska 1.9 tons

The DEA says 371 tons were collected nationally.

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