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Meds turned in at DEA drug take back in O.C.

In a program to take back old prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency partnered with Orange County police to keep meds away from addicts. More than 100 people showed up to drop off old prescription and over-the-counter drugs in Placentia on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.

September 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
In a program to take back old prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency partnered with Orange County police to keep meds away from addicts.The DEA is behind the nationwide program, aimed at taking back outdated meds to keep them out of the hands of abusers.

Placentia police helped in the effort. More than 100 people showed up to drop off old prescriptions on Saturday.

Some even handed in over-the-counter medicine.

Another benefit to such a program is that the drugs will be properly disposed of without harming the environment.

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