Cleveland Co. collects 230 pounds of medicine

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in central Oklahoma's Cleveland County have collected 230 pounds of medicine during a prescription drug roundup.

Sheriff Joe Lester says deputies collected medications at four sites in Norman, Moore and Oklahoma City. Lester says that in less than a year, his office has taken 860 pounds of unwanted prescriptions out of homes in the county.

Meghan McCormick is a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. She says sheriff's deputies do not track the kinds of medications that are collected. McCormick says the prescriptions are taken to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and are destroyed.

Lester established the program in 2009 to help citizens rid their homes of old or excessive amounts of prescription medications.

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