RICHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A 10-county region in north central Ohio collected more than 2,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication April 29.
It was part of the National Prescription Take Back Event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Officials say community participation and law enforcement agency commitment were key to the event's success.
Below is a breakdown of all the agencies that participated.
Mansfield police: 167 pounds
Richland County Sheriff's Office: 45 pounds
Bellville police: 50 pounds
Shelby police: 51 pounds
Ashland County Sheriff's Office: 270 pounds
Bucyrus police 57 pounds
Crestline police 68 police
Galion police 75 police
Norwalk police 8 pounds
Willard police: 35 police
Huron County Sheriff's Office: 198.2 pounds
Hancock County Sheriff's Office: 185 pounds
Mt. Vernon police: 45 pounds
Marion County sheriff/Marion police: 279 pounds
Morrow County Sheriff's Office: 210 pounds
Seneca County Sheriff's Office: 130 pounds
Tiffin police: 44.2 pounds
Fostoria police: 47.8 pounds
Wyandot County Sheriff's Office: 39 pounds