Schimel: More than 60,000 lbs. of unused prescription drugs turned in

Schimel: More than 60,000 lbs. of unused prescription drugs turned in

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Wednesday that 60,257 pounds of unused medication were returned at various Drug Take Back events Saturday, according to a news release.

There were 130 Drug Take Back events across the state, organized by 266 police departments. According to Schimel, these events are vital to combating the opioid epidemic.

“Without the help of the DEA, local law enforcement, hospitals, and pharmacies, Drug Take Back Day wouldn’t have been nearly as successful. Communities are engaged in fighting the opioid epidemic, and they’re making sure these powerful medications don’t fall into the hands of someone struggling with or prone to addiction,” Schimel said in the release.

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