Public Safety
Picture of a Sheriff's Prescription Drug Drop Box with medication bottles on top.

More than 17,000 Pounds of Rx Drugs Are Off the Streets

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The totals are in for the recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and San Diegans turned in 8,411 pounds of unwanted or expired medications at 42 drop-off sites. Additionally, local law enforcement agencies provided the Drug Enforcement Agency with another 8,965 pounds of prescription drugs collected at year-round drop boxes.