RIESBECK'S HELD a Drug Take Back Day at six pharmacy locations in the area Saturday.
Drug Take Back Day is a chance for residents in the area to bring in unwanted medications into these locations and they will be disposed of by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
"The day went fabulously. We took back pounds of unwanted medication at the pharmacy locations," said Jane Dombroski, store events coordinator. "We look forward to working with local law enforcement agencies at the Take Back Event. We are happy to provide this service."
The law enforcement agencies that were involved in this event include: The Belmont County Drug Task Force, The Belmont County Sheriff's Office, Wintersville Police Department, Guernsey County Sheriff's Office and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.
The officers would take the unwanted medication bottles or blister packs, open them in a container, secure it so that the DEA can pick it up.
From the six location that the event was held, DEA ended up with 30 pounds from Riesbeck's location in Wintersville and 72 pounds collected in St. Clairsville, Bridgeport and Shadyside locations.
"The event went very well and was an overall success. I am happy about the amount of medication that residents of Belmont County brought in and want to thank everyone who participated," said Drug Task Force Commander John McFarland.
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