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Local Take Back Initiative Results In Almost 140 Pounds Of Returned Prescription Drugs

1 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On October 29, the METRICH Enforcement Unit along with the Mansfield Division of Police, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the Shelby Police Department, Bellville Police Department, Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY), Richland County Solid Waste Authority, Richland Public Health, and the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board, participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Take Back Initiative.

In addition to Richland County law enforcement agencies, numerous other law enforcement agencies from the METRICH region also participated. The METRICH region collected over 1,291 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication.

Community participation and commitment by all law enforcement agencies in the METRICH region was key to the success of this event.

Below is a breakdown of all agencies that participated in this event.

Richland County

  • Mansfield Police Department 101.9 lbs.
  • Richland County Sheriff’s Department 1.4 lbs.
  • Shelby Police Department 10.0 lbs.
  • Bellville Police Department 15 lbs.

Source: METRICH

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