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Ohioans turn in 13.5 tons of drugs

Ohioans got rid of 13.5 tons of unwanted or expired prescription medication on Saturday during the Drug Enforcement Agency's national prescription drug take-back day, according to the Ohio Attorney General's office.

The take-back program is designed to give people a safe way to dispose prescription drugs, which often are stolen or abused.

The DEA has sponsored nine previous nationwide take-back days, removing more than 2,411 tons of prescription drugs from circulation.

Prescription drug drop box locations are listed on the Ohio Attorney General's website for those who missed the take-back day but still have medications to dispose.

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