National Drug Take-Back Day

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EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day, aimed to help decrease the abuse of prescription medications.

Lane Community College had bins at both campuses for anyone to anonymously drop off any prescription drugs they might have. The drugs collected are then packaged and shipped to the Drug Enforcement Administration, where they are destroyed.

LCC Public Safety says it hopes the effort helps to curb prescription drug abuse.

“It’s a huge problem. A lot of people out there are abusing medications so we like to get them off the streets. It makes us feel good and it helps the community as well,” says LCC Public Safety Officer Baylen Ross.

There is also a bin at the Lane County court house lobby Monday through Friday.

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