DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day brought in nearly a million pounds of unused, expired, and unwanted medications across the country, the largest amount ever collected in the program’s ten years. Americans once again showed their dedication to remove prescription pills from their homes to prevent addiction before it starts.
Lebanon’s Drug Take Event brought in around 300 pounds unused prescription drugs removing them from the streets. This was a combination of what was collected last Saturday and some items that the police department had received as well previously. According to Laclede County Drug Council President Brian Thompson, there around 100 cars that drove up to the event at the Police Department and dropped off their items.

The DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly 13.7 million pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010. On October 24th, citizens across the nation turned in 985,392 pounds – almost 493 tons – of medication to 41-hundred-53 community partners.