More than 6 tons of Ark drugs dumped at event

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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.

 

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