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2019 National Drug Take Back Day

Tallahassee residents return over 460 pounds of extra prescription drugs
Posted at 7:10 PM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 04:22:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Around the nation Saturday people were able to drop off extra prescription drugs at certain location as a part of National Drug Take Back Day.

In Tallahassee there were two locations people could drop off their drugs, the Police Department and just outside Costco.

At the Costco location, in just 4 hours people dropped of 460 pounds of prescription drugs that will eventually be destroyed by the D-E-A.

"We all have drugs in our medical cabenit that we don't always use and so what we are trying to do is educate the general public not to dispose of it by flushing it down the drain or toilet. What we want you to do is properly dispose of it." said Gene Jones, Executive Director, Southern Waste Information eXchange.

If you weren't able to drop off your extra prescription drugs Saturday, you can always drop by the Tallahassee Police Department.

They have a drop box on site.