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Villa Park police collect unwanted medications

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 12:13 p.m. CDT

VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Police Department recently hosted a prescription drug take-back event in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, collecting more than 115 pounds of unwanted medication.

This event was an opportunity for residents to safely and anonymously dispose of their unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Unused or expired medications are a safety hazard and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. The drug take-back event helped ensure their proper disposal, police said.

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