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More than one ton of prescription drugs collected during take back event

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Colorado Springs Police announced the department collected more than a ton of unwanted prescription drugs during the national Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday.

The department will dispose of a total of 2,354.3 pounds of dangerous, expired or unwanted prescription drugs collected from seven different sites.

  • CSPD Evidence collected 181.8 pounds 
  • CSFD collected 495.75 pounds 
  • Police Operations Center collected 492.25 pounds
  • Household and Hazardous Waste collected 242.95 pounds
  • Memorial Hospital location collected 585 pounds
  • Security Fire collected 342.5 pounds
  • The D11 collection site gathered 14.05 pounds

These were only several collection sites around the Colorado Springs area. There will also numerous drop-off locations in Pueblo, Cañon City and Florence which have not yet released their collection results.

On a national level, The DEA said it collected 450 tons of drugs during its last take back event in April, and more than 8.1 million pounds of pills during its last 13 take back events around the country.

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