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Big turnout for drug take-back events on Saturday

People could drop off their meds, no questions asked. People could drop off their meds, no questions asked.
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

It was a big turnout fordrug take-back events across the Heartland on Saturday. 

Many people brought theirleft-over medications to Kentucky Oaks Mall in Paducah, Kentucky.

Several agencies includingthe Drug Enforcement Administration were on hand to collect the drugs rightinside the mall's entrance.

People could drop offtheir meds, no questions asked.

Officials say they collected62-pounds of medications in Paducah.

Several other locationsparticipated as well including Scott County, where people brought in about 185pounds.

There was also a collection site in Carbondale, Illinois.

According to the DEA, last October,Americans turned in more than 188-tons of prescription drugs at more than5,300 sites.

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