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Officials call 'Pill Drop' a success

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs are no longer a threat to water systems or potential drug abusers, thanks to a pill drop Saturday.

The partnership between Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful and local law enforcement collected and destroyed 300 pounds of prescription drugs just in Dougherty County.

Some of the medications were so old, they're not even in production anymore.

"The oldest expired date we had was, medication that expired in 1965," said Judy Bowles of Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful. "We also had a bottle of Paregoric come in, and most people and I expect you don't know what Paregoric is, it's been off the market for at least 30 years."

The group asks anyone with expired liquid medication to dump it in a bag with dirt or kitty litter and then dispose of it in the garbage. Pills should also be disposed of in a garbage bag. The group hopes to make the effort an annual event.


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