DeSoto Co. deputies collect 76lbs of prescription drugs

DeSoto Co. deputies collect 76lbs of prescription drugs

DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - Deputies in DeSoto County collected 76 pounds of prescription drugs as part of a national initiative.

DeSoto County Sheriff's Department set up a drop off location at the Hernando Walgreens over the weekend.

The drop off location was part of the 2017 National Take Back Initiative. The initiative is a Drug Enforcement Agency push designed to give people a place to safely dispose unused prescription drugs as well as educate the public about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

DeSoto County deputies said they saw a steady line of people Saturday, who came to drop off unused prescription drugs. Overall, the department collected 76.75lbs of prescription drugs.

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