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Montana Drug Take Back Day

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MISSOULA -

Communities across the state are teaming up to give people an opportunity to keep prescription drugs out of harms reach.

The Montana Department of Justice is partnering with the DEA, and local law enforcement agencies to hold a drug take back day on Saturday, October 26. The goal is to prevent prescription drug abuse. Montanans are invited to turn in unwanted medications to 20 participating sites across the state.

"It's extremely important. Since we started here, we've had a lot of good feed back from people. It also allows pharmacists in the state an avenue to tell people in the state how to dispose of them correctly," said Tony King of the Montana Pharmacy Association.

More than 742,000 pounds of prescription drugs were turned into drug drop off's across the nation last April. To find drop off locations in your community head to the DEA's Diversion Control website.

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