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Idahoans Dispose Of 2.1 Tons Of Prescription Pills

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Last weekend's Drug Take–Back Day proved to be a huge success.

Nationally, the DEA collected 50 percent more pills than the previous event.

Pacific Northwest residents turned in more than 16 tons of prescription pills and Idahoans alone dropped off 2.1 tons in 30 collection sites around the state.

Statistics reveal twice as many Americans regularly abuse prescription drugs over drugs such as cocaine and heroin.


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