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Dropping the drugs
More than 5,000 pills were collected at the Drop the Drugs event held in Turlock on Tuesday. - photo by SABRA STAFFORD / The Journal
The Drop the Drugs event in the parking lot of the Save Mart on Geer Road saw a steady turnout Tuesday as people dropped off their unused prescription and over the counter medications.
The event was a collaborative effort by multiple law enforcement and social agencies to help curb prescription drug abuse and promote environmentally-safe disposal methods.
Shortly after getting started, the event had collected more than 5,000 pills, said California Multi-jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team agent Jeff Godfrey.
Future Drop the Drug events are scheduled for other cities in Stanislaus County.