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Take Back Day Considered a Success

Grass Valley Police are calling Saturday’s ‘Drug Take Back Day’ dropoff a success…

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Police Lieutenant Alex Gammelgard says the 85 pounds was at the most recent dropoff last fall. Those events are done twice a year. Gammelgard says they don’t break it down by medicine type, but the intent is to get dangerous expired or unwanted prescription pills out of medicine cabinets…

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The medications are ultimately incinerated. That brings the total of prescription drugs collected to over 22-hundred pounds since April of 2012. The next Drug Take Back Day is in October, but you can still turn in old medications to the Grass Valley Police Department.

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