Drug Take Back Day Sets State Record

The Manchester Police Department collected 33 pounds of medication for disposal at the Drug Take Back Day Saturday at Brehme Drug.  Residents of the state disposed of 12,333 pounds of old or unused prescription drugs during Saturday’s event. According to the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, that’s the most ever collected during a one-day event in Iowa. The old mark of 11,710 pounds was set one year ago. The drugs were dropped off over a four-hour period last Saturday at 115 sites around Iowa. The effort is part of a national campaign targeting opioid abuse.