Alaskans turned in close to four thousand pounds of prescription medication during the sixth Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug "Take Back" event held on April 27.
That's according to a news release issued Friday by the Alaska State Trooper Public Information Office in Anchorage.
"Until a safe disposal process for prescription medications is established nationwide, the DEA will continue to partner with agencies, like the Alaska State Troopers, to hold "Take
Back Days" every six months.
The venture was a coordinated effort by AST, DEA, the Alaska National Guard Counterdrug Support Program, the U.S. Department of Justice, Anchorage Police Department, Fort Wainwright,
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, as well as police departments in Juneau, Wasilla, Palmer, Valdez, North Pole, Soldotna, Kenai and Seward.