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Jefferson City Police collects unwanted drugs for Take Back Day

The Jefferson City Police Department helped with clearing out your medicine cabinet Saturday.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses in the United States are on the rise.

JCPD participated in Take Back Day, an initiative organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcment Administration.

The main goal of Take Back Day is to collect unwanted drugs and medications that get left around the house.