FOX16.com

More than 6 tons of Ark drugs dumped at event

Officials say more than six tons of expired or unneeded prescription drugs were turned over by Arkansas residents during a recent statewide drug take-back day.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials say more than six tons of expired or unneeded prescription drugs were turned over by Arkansas residents during a recent statewide drug take-back day.

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that the amount broke the state record for drugs turned over during the event.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says Arkansas law enforcement agencies collected 12,042 pounds of pills on Sept. 29. The estimated number of pills collected that day was 16.8 million.

The event was the fifth Drug Take-Back Day.

 

©2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus

Weather Right Now

77°F
Mostly Cloudy
High: 77°F
Low: 54°F

7 day forecast