Highland police collect 503 pounds of prescription drugs

2013-04-30T00:05:00Z Highland police collect 503 pounds of prescription drugsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 30, 2013 12:05 am  • 

HIGHLAND | The Highland Police Department collected 503 pounds of prescription medications on Saturday as part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

Police said in a news release that the department will start collecting prescription drugs year around at 3333 Ridge Road. The department will also accept unwanted firearms and ammunition.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration's website, agencies across the country have collected 1,018 tons of prescription medications during five drug take back days.

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