As part of a nationwide event, the Linn County Sheriff's Department and local police departments in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and surrounding communities participated in a drug drop-off event at several locations in eastern Iowa.
People could bring in old, expired or unused prescriptions and medications to designated drop off areas in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Palo, and Central City. The push is part of a sponsored event by the Drug Enforcement Agency. It is meant to help keep landfills and water supply sources clean from harmful chemicals from the old medications that could potentially get into the soil and water.
Final numbers are still being gathered from Saturday's event but the Cedar Rapids Police Department said they collected 46 pounds of drugs from their two locations.
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