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Police Take Back 150 Pounds of Pills

Over 150 pounds of expired or unwanted prescription drugs have been collected by the Grass Valley Police Department during this weekend’s ‘drug take-back day’. The event is conducted twice a year as a way to dispose of medications that could be abused. Police Lieutenant Steve Johnson says the take-back event was almost canceled because funding for the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to dispose of the medications had dried up…

Listen to Steve Johnson 1

The medications are taken to a disposal site and incinerated. Johnson says even though the drug take-back day is over, you can still drop off expired or unwanted pills…

Listen to Steve Johnson 2

Those sites are at the K-Mart Pharmacy, the Save-Mart, Nevada County Behavioral Health, and the lobby of the Grass Valley Police Department.

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