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Local drug take-back event held in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Greenwood Pharmacy and the Waterloo Police Department held their annual drug take back event on Saturday.

The pharmacy collected both prescription and controlled drugs in a "no questions asked" manner in an attempt to help reduce prescription drug addiction and overdose accidents. The event was held from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

In the two years since the Drug Enforcement Agency started the drug take back program, over 2 million pounds of prescription and controlled drugs have been collected. Locally, Greenwood Pharmacy collected over a 55 gallon drum of prescription and controlled drugs last year alone.

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