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Alachua sheriff’s office collects prescription drugs

DAN HILDEBRAN

Monitor Editor

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office collected prescription medications from the public during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 27.

Lt. Todd Kelly said in a press release that in the five previous take-back events, law enforcement agencies, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, collected over 2  million pounds of prescription medications.

“In Alachua County alone,” he wrote, “we collected 267.2 pounds.”

“This was a great opportunity for those who missed previous events,” he added, “or who have accumulated unwanted or unused drugs to safely dispose of those medications.”

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