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Drug Take Back Day yields over 1,300 pounds of meds in Fairfax County

Police and community members show drugs in bags collected at a drop-off point in April 2022 (via FCPD)

An effort by Fairfax County Police Department with help from Reston Hospital Center just brought in over half a ton of expired and unused drugs.

Part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s prevention efforts, Fairfax County’s event collected 1,329 pounds of medications on Saturday (April 30).

It translated to about half the weight of Mazda’s MX-5 Miata convertible.

This weekend’s collection saw a drop in the amount of drugs diverted at previous Drug Take Back events, which are held twice a year.

The initiative collected 2,038 pounds of drugs in April 2021, the most reported by police during the pandemic.

As is typically the case, West Springfield brought in the most amount by weight, collecting over 300 pounds of drugs.

Drug Take Back Day results show police stations and Reston hospital collected over 1,300 pounds of unused and expired medications (via FCPD)

Photo via FCPD

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