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West Virginia's Drug Take Back Initiative

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BECKLEY (WVVA)- Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Today in Raleigh, Fayette and Wyoming Counties people were able to drop off their expired or unused prescription drugs to several state agencies in the area.

It is a part of the state's drug take back initiative to decrease pill abuse and theft.

Senior State Trooper, Joseph Frye says "The latest estimates are indicating that 85 percent of all crime now are drug related."

Typically during the drug drop off days several hundred pounds of pills are collected.  

 

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