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1,828 Pounds Of Meds Collected in Drug Take Back Event

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  Original Published: 4/30/2013More than 1,800 pounds of medication was collected on Saturday during the Prescription Drug Take Back Event. METRICH Enforcement Unit Lt. Ken Coontz said local law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio participated in the event. In total the counties received 1,828.6 pounds of medication. Lt. Coontz said this was the highest amount of medication taken in during the last years. He said community participation and commitment by surrounding Chiefs and Sheriff's was the key to this year's success. The following law enforcement agencies paricipated in the event: Ashland County Sheriff -180.20 lbs. Bellevue Police Department - 73 lbs. Bellville Police Department - 44.4 lbs. Carey Police Department - 8 lbs. Crawford County Sheriff - 118 lbs. Clyde Police Department - 55 lbs. Galion Police Department - 110.2 lbs. Lexington Police Department - 51.4 lbs. Mansfield Police Department - 208.8 lbs. Shelby Police Department - 37. lbs. Fremont Police Department - 203 lbs. Morrow County Sheriff - 56.2 lbs. Marion Police Department - 399 lbs. Senecca County Sheriff - 97 lbs. Sycamore Police Department - 8 lbs. Upper Sandusky Police Department - 5 lbs. Wyandot County Sheriff - 87 lbs. Willard Police Department - 87 lbs.  The next take back event will be held in September.
   
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