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Tons Of Drugs Collected In NW On Take-Back Day

SEATTLE (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration says nearly 17 tons of expired or unwanted prescription drugs were collected on last Saturday's national Drug Take-Back Day in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
    
The Seattle regional office says that's 2 tons more than the previous take-back event last September in the region.
    
State-by-state totals for safe disposal of old drugs: Washington 7.4 tons, Oregon 5.2 tons, Idaho 2.1 tons, Alaska 1.9 tons.
    
The DEA says 371 tons were collected nationally.

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