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Drop-off event collects hundreds of pounds of old drugs

A Washington County-sponsored event netted hundreds of pounds of expired drugs, including pounds of controlled substances.

The sheriff's office announced in a news release that 339 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in at an Oct. 29 drug "take-back" campaign, which it organized in partnership with Washington County Public Health and the Drug Enforcement Agency. The event - which allowed participants to drop off drugs anonymously - collected expired, unused and unwanted medication for destruction.

The event also collected 36 pounds of controlled substances, according to the release.

Another event is planned for spring 2012.