Prescription Drug Take Back nets 431 pounds

Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office
Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A total of 431 pounds of unwanted and expired prescription drugs were collected in Saturday's Prescription Drug Take Back Day event.

The prescriptions were collected at three locations in Chatham County.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office, Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team and the Drug Enforcement Administration collected 161 pounds. Armstrong Atlantic State University turned in 246 pounds. Hunter Army Airfield collected 24 pounds.

A similar event in April yielded 400 pounds of prescription drugs.

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