LOMPOC, Calif. -- Hundreds of
thousands of pills were collected by the Lompoc Police
All day citizens dropped off
their old, unwanted and expired prescription medications to the police
department to prevent theft and pill abuse.
A total of three boxes were taken
away by Drug Enforcement Agency to be destroyed.
"I can't imagine the damage that it would have done if
that had been flushed down the toilet," says Lompoc Volunteer Cop Sheldon Green.
"Many don't know any alternative but to flush it down the toilet so I'm really
for this program. I think it does a lot of good."
Approximately 61 pounds of
medications were collected by the DEA from Lompoc Police.
Last April, the DEA collected more than 700,000 pound of
drugs across the state.
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