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Drug take-back brings in 140 pounds of prescriptions

The Mercer Island Police Department collected 140 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medication at the annual drug take-back event on Oct. 29.  - Contributed Photo
The Mercer Island Police Department collected 140 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medication at the annual drug take-back event on Oct. 29.
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MIPD detective Chad Schumacher and evidence technician Kelly Donnelly participated in the Drug Take Back program again on Saturday, Oct. 29.

“It was a huge success for us,” said Cindy Goodwin, Director of Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. “Kelly and Chad collected 140 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs that were not needed in MI households.”

The DEA sponsors this event each year and it has become such a huge success, that they may hold it twice each year. This was the third time the MIPD participated.


 

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