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DEA Officials Collect Unused Medications

Posted at 7:09 PM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 20:14:36-04

It was time to collect unused medications for the DEA's National Drug Take-Back Day.

Saturday, officials with the Franklin Police Department spent time collecting those unused medications.

Those with the US Drug Enforcement Agency said most prescription drug abusers get their fix from family and friends by finding the medicines in the household medicine cabinet.

DEA officials said drug abuse has been a major problem.

"We're five percent of the world's population,” said Chuck Rosenberg, DEA Acting Administrator. “We consume 99 percent of the world's hydrocodone and about 80 percent of the world's oxycodone, and we know that there is a very clear path from opioid abuse to heroin abuse because four out of five new heroin users started on pills."

Saturday's drop-off service was free with no questions asked.