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Sheriff collects 60 pounds of Rx meds

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webmaster | 05/03/13

Madera County residents turned in 60 pounds of unwanted prescription medications to the Madera County Sheriff’s office during a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Program last month, Sheriff John Anderson said Thursday.

The program helps Madera keep unwanted and expired drugs out of circulation, Anderson said.

Unwanted prescription drugs were dropped into two bins — one at sheriff’s headquarters in Madera and the other at the sheriff’s substation in Oakhurst.

In all, Northern California and Central Valley residents turned in a total of 18 tons (36,004 pounds) of unwanted and expired medications at 211 collection sites manned by 147 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event, officials said...


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