46 Tons of Drugs and Vaping Materials Collected During Take Back Day
Nearly 93, 000 pounds of prescription drugs, electronic vaping devices and cartridges were collected during the 18th National Drug Take Back Day on October 26.
This is how the numbers broke down for the New England states:
Maine – 31,180 lbs.
Massachusetts – 30,959 lbs.
New Hampshire – 12,266 lbs.
Connecticut – 6,958 lbs.
Vermont – 6,734 lbs.
Rhode Island – 4,778 lbs.
DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle said these events are made possible through the hard work of law enforcement, coalitions and community partners. “Thanks to the public 46 tons of unwanted, expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs, electronic vaping devices and cartridges have now been taken out of harm’s way across New England,”
The 46 tons of drugs and vaping materials collected last month is almost four times the 25,810 pounds of unwanted drugs that DEA New England and its partners collected during the first National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in September of 2010.