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Greenville Police collect unused prescription drugs

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

On Saturday, Greenville Police collected hundreds off prescription drugs; but it wasn't a drug bust. They teamed up with the Pitt County Sheriff's Department as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

People dropped off unused, unneeded, and expired pills at the police department's mobile command unit in the Walmart parking off of Greenville Boulevard.'

This is a safe way to keep unused, unneeded and expired pills out of the wrong hands.

Melissia Larson of the Pitt County Sheriff's Department says, while the pill take back is about keeping the community safe, it also helps the environment.

" This is also important for the environment. We want to make sure that these medications don't get into the water system, if people happen to flush them inside the home," said Larson.

Last September on DEA's fifth nationwide Take-Back Day, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites across the country.

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