During National Drug Take Back Day on April 29, local law enforcement in Richland County collected a total of 313 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. Across the METRICH region collected over 2,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication.
Richland County agencies that participated include Mansfield Police Department collected 167 pounds; Richland County Sheriff's Office collected 45 pounds; Bellville Police Department collected 50 pounds; and Shelby Police Department collected 51 pounds.
In Ashland County, the Sheriff's Office collected 270 pounds.
Originally published in the News Journal on May 10, 2017.