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Lee Co. reaches record in drug take back

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

The Lee County Sheriff's Office collected a record amount of expired prescription and over the counter drugs during their annual drug take back day.

They received more than 90 pounds of old medication. Sheriff Reggie Rachals says programs like this help keep these drugs off the streets and keep children safe.

"It speaks in volumes where the community is participating in something, such a program, and believes in the same things that we believe in is keeping these drugs off the streets, keeping them out of the wrong hands," said Rachals.

The DEA will collect the medicine and dispose of it properly. Sheriff Rachals encourages residents to use their drop off box year round, which is set up at the sheriff's office.

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