Take back campaign nets more than 200 pounds of drugs

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This past weekend’s annual drug take back program yielded a bonanza of unwanted or expired prescription drugs, according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

The 13th annual campaign conducted Saturday, October 27 was held in cooperation with  the Soldier Township and Shawnee Heights Fire Departments.The drive netted 237 pounds unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs from area residents for officers to dispose of safely.

Officials dubbed this year’s effort “very successful.”

Here’s the breakdown of what was collected Saturday:

  • Soldier Township Fire: 5 boxes (138.30lbs)
  • Shawnee Heights Fire: 4 boxes (98.90lbs)
  • Total Collected = 237.20lb

Saturday’s haul was big, but not the record. That was set in 2016 when authorities took back 300 pounds of unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

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