- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal officials say nearly 5,900 pounds of unwanted and expired drugs were collected in West Virginia during last weekend’s Prescription Drug Take-Back day.

West Virginians participated at more than 100 locations around the state last Saturday.

Officials say the proper disposal of unwanted and unused drugs helps the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies fight against the epidemic of illegal prescription drug abuse.

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