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Drug Take-Back Sets Record

Grass Valley Police are done tallying the amount of prescription drugs that were turned in as part of the last ‘Drug Take-Back Day’. Captain Rex Marks says the turnout was quite significant, and in fact, they set a new record…

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The twice-a-year event was held on April 27th at the intersection of South Auburn and Neal Streets. That brings the total to over a thousand pounds of pills taken off the streets in the last three years in Grass Valley alone. Marks says there are many different reasons that people have those medications…

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The next Drug Take-Back Day will be in September, but you can drop off unused or expired prescription medications year-round at several locations, including the Police Station. Nationwide, over 18 tons of pills were collected in northern California, and almost three-quarters-of-a-million pounds were dropped off nationwide.

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