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Nearly 150 pounds of unwanted drugs collected


The Ellis County Drug Enforcement Unit collected 147 pounds of expired, unwanted, or unused prescription and OTC drugs Saturday.

Approximately 51 pounds were taken in at the Good Samaritan Center site, and 96 pounds at the Law Enforcement Center. Both sites were open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of law enforcement said they appreciate the community's participation with this initiative to take prescription drugs off the streets in a safe and meaningful manner.