Prescription drug collection effort set in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Another prescription drug collection effort is set for next weekend in West Virginia.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at designated drop-off sites.

The collection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at more than 100 locations across the state.

Officials say the collection helps the DEA and other agencies fight against the epidemic of illegal prescription drug abuse.

Nearly three tons of prescription drugs were collected at a similar event statewide in May.

Online:

Collection locations: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

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