CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials in southern West Virginia say they collected more than three tons of unwanted and expired drugs during last weekend's Prescription Drug Take-Back day.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory agent Suzan Williamson said the collection set a record at 6,211 pounds of prescription drugs.
West Virginians participated at nearly 130 locations around the state.
The previous record was the 4,976 pounds of drugs collected in October.
Officials say the proper disposal of unwanted and unused drugs helps the DEA and other agencies fight against the epidemic of illegal prescription drug abuse.