Laurel police collect 81 pounds of drugs in take back event

Laurel police collect 81 pounds of drugs in take back event
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LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Laurel Police Department announced the success of its Drug Take Back event held on Saturday, Oct. 28, in conjunction with the DEA.

The event was an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. According to LPD, 81 pounds of drugs were collected.

This is the eighth year Laurel has participated in the event, totaling approximately 681 pounds of prescription drugs during these events.