Started by the DEA, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was created with the purpose of helping adults clean out their medicine cabinets. Drug Take Back Days are held twice a year.
April's Take Back results:
Clark County Sheriff's Office collects over 300 pounds of meds on Drug Take Back Day
According to the DEA’s website, the DEA collected and destroyed a little under 900,000 pounds, or close to 441 tons of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Over 50,000 pounds of medication came from Ohio alone. In 2019, the state collected 556,243 pounds of medication.
Last year, the DEA collected and destroyed close to one million pounds, nearly 475 tons of unused and unwanted prescription drugs, making it the most successful event in DEA history.
During the first take-back event of the year in April, the sheriff’s office collected over 300 pounds of unwanted medicine.