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Roscommon Co. Sheriff's Office took back 89 lbs of unwanted prescription drugs

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ROSCOMMON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office, along with other police agencies, took back 89 pounds worth of prescription drugs over the past six months.

Saturday April 28 was National Drug Take Back Day, which is held twice a year, and police departments collected unwanted drugs for proper disposal.

The Gerrish Township Police Department took back 38.8 pounds of drugs, while the Denton Township Police Department took back 47.4 pounds.

The sheriff's office said the drugs will be properly disposed at the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.

The sheriff’s office said the MSP Houghton Lake Post and the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety also held a drug take back event.

MSP took back 58 pounds over the last two months and Richfield Township reported taking back a large amount of unused drugs with their program.

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