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Numbers in From Drug Take Back Day


The numbers are in from area law enforcement agencies and the amount of medication they collected during drug take back day events.

The Stevens Point Police Department says they collected 130 pounds of drugs which equaled 9 boxes during their event Saturday.

The Stevens Point, Plover, Antigo, and Wausau Police Departments as well as the Portage County Sheriff's Department all have drop boxes in their lobbies that medication can be put in to be disposed of.

"We've had a huge need for the drop off. We took over 300 pounds just our department alone of medications people have dropped off since our last take back in October," said lieutenant Dana Williams with the Stevens Point Police Department.

The Antigo Police Department says they collected 289.8 pounds during their take back event which equaled 11 boxes.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says they collected 18 pounds.