Originally published by Up North Live.
Northern Michigan Law Enforcement teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The country-wide event encourages people to drop off their expired, used or unwanted prescription drugs to law enforcement to be properly destroyed.
According to Roscommon County Sheriff’s Deputies this means hundreds of pounds of drugs in their county alone will not be abused or sold on the street.
In Roscommon County the sheriff’s office took in 89 pounds, Gerrish Township Police Department took in 38.8 pounds, the Denton Township Police Department took in 47.4 pounds.
The Michigan State Police Houghton Lake Post also took in 58 pounds and the Richfield Township Public Safety took in a large amount according to sheriff’s deputies but the amount was not reported.
More than 233 pounds of drugs were dropped off in Roscommon County.