MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - State Police say Vermonters have gotten rid of more than 3,000 pounds of unwanted prescription medications during Drug Take Back Day.
Law enforcement agencies hosted 57 drug collection sites around the state on Saturday. A total of 3,429 pounds of pills were collected.
That beats April when a total of 2,393 pills were dropped off.
Police say unwanted medications should be brought to collection sites for proper disposal and not flushed down the toilet or thrown away.
Some agencies have year-round disposal options. For a list of them call 211 or visit the state police website at http://vsp.vermont.gov/drugdiversion.
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