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National Drug Take-Back Day a success

"People out there, in that regard, who are selling their medication, should be very leery that there may be repercussions here as far as what's going to happen with their benefits," he said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Horsman said it's important the agencies investigate all avenues of getting all forms of drugs off the streets and out of the hands of those who abuse them.

"We're looking to see whatever we can do individually in our agencies as well as what we can do as prosecutors, law enforcement, to address this problem," said Horsman.

Those who missed the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day may contact their local law enforcement agency or pharmacy to find out when prescription drugs may be dropped off prior to another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day planned this October.

(Editor's Note: The initial tally for this year's collection was unavailable by the time this publication went to press.)

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