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Virginia Announces Results of First Drug Take-Day

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By Jonathan Wilson

Virginia's Attorney General says more than 5,000 expired or unused prescription drugs are out of medicine cabinets across the Commonwealth-- after its first Drug Take-Back Day.

The drugs were collected at seven Virginia State Police regional headquarters.

Virginia's event was part of the National Take-Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The goal was to prevent drug abuse and to keep disposed drugs out of surface and groundwater.

Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says the drugs were taken Thursday to an incinerator in Northern Virginia.

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