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Nearly 2,000 pounds of medication dropped off in La Crosse Co.

Event part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Nearly 2,000 pounds of medication dropped off

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - More than 1,000 people in La Crosse County took advantage of the April 26 drug drop-off event.

There were five locations in the county collecting any unwanted or unused medication. It was part of a state-wide effort.

In La Crosse County, 1,882 pounds of medication and 232 pounds of needles were dropped off. They were boxed, sealed and secured before being transported to the Drug Enforcement Administration to be safely destroyed.

Another drug drop-off is expected sometime this summer.

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