National Drug Take Back Day sets records in 2018

A record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications were disposed of at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events April 28th.

To date, the DEA has collected 9,964,714 pounds, or 4,982 tons, of prescription drugs since fall 2010.

In Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia alone there were 451 individual sites which collected 63,562 pounds of drugs. According to a release from the DEA, National Drug Take Back Day events continue to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids from the nation's homes.

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The New Orleans Field Division of the DEA - which covers Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and MS - collected 43,138 pounds of drugs.

DEA.gov has more results from this year's events. Officials said this keeps them from being stolen or abused by family members and visitors.

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