Law Enforcement Collects About $200,000 In Prescription Drugs

Law Enforcement Collects About $200,000 In Prescription Drugs
KENNEWICK--Continuing coverage of the effort to get prescription drugs off the streets and away from people who want to abuse them.

On Saturday, law enforcement took back pounds of unused medication.

The DEA and Metro drug task force tell Action News they believe they collected prescription drugs worth about $200,000.

This is part of the national "Drug Take Back Day".

Officials say they're really surprised at the numbers, but they're happy to get it off the street.

"I think the big thing we've identified today is there's a lot of medication out there. People have it because they don't know how to get rid of it. It's really opened up my eyes. I didn't realize this problem existed," Capt. Scott Child with Metro Drug Task Force said.

The DEA says it's looking to do this more often and that the drugs collected will be disposed of safely.