Craig police collect 85 pounds of pills for National Drug Take-Back Day |

Craig police collect 85 pounds of pills for National Drug Take-Back Day

As part of the National Drug Take-Back Day, Memorial Regional Health Open Heart Advocates and Craig Police Department collected 85 pounds of medication Saturday, April 27 at Craig Walmart.

According to a news release from the police department, over the course of four hours, representatives accepted the variety of prescription and over-the-counter pills that were no longer needed or expired.

The nationwide effort is aimed at reducing the abuse of legal medications by people using them recreationally.

Capt. Bill Leonard noted in the release the Saturday project collected 32 pounds more than the last time CPD offered the service in October 2018.

“We would like to thank our community for safely disposing of their unused medication. We would also like to thank our partners and staff for assisting with this community event,” he said.

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