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Clark, Champaign law enforcement host Drug Take Back events

Law enforcement agencies in Clark and Champaign counties collected more than 130 pounds of unused medication during the National Drug Take Back campaign.

The national campaign took place the last weekend of October, which is geared toward preventing prescription pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of unused or expired medication.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a majority of people who misuse prescription medication obtained the medicine from a family member or friend. Both the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the North Lewisburg Police Department participated in the national event.