LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Local law enforcement took back unused prescription drugs, so they can be properly disposed of.
It was all part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-back Day.
Lafayette police and other local law enforcement took part in the event.
More than 20 Ib. of prescription drugs were collected at the Lafayette Police Training Center Saturday.
The drugs collected consisted of both over- the counter and prescription drugs,
Lafayette Police DARE officer John Townsend says he was surprised by the amount of items collected.
"This means a safer community. It means we're not hurting our environment because we're not flushing this down into our water system. It's good all around" said Townsend.
All drugs collected Saturday were turned over to the DEA to be disposed.
West Lafayette Police Department also takes back prescription drugs on the second Thursday of every month from 11:30-1:30p.m.
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