Island County pill take-back yields 400 lbs. of drugs

The recent drug take-back program that took place last month yielded hundreds of pounds of unwanted medications.

The annual Drug Take Back Day took place Saturday, Oct. 26 when officers from the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office, the Oak Harbor Police Department, the Island County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration teamed to collect more than 430 pounds of unused prescription medication and other drugs that had sat unused in the medicine cabinets of Whidbey Island residents, Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said in a press release.

He added that a lot of narcotics that had the potential to be highly addictive were collected as well. The medications will be destroyed in accordance with federal regulations.

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