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Sharon Pace drops off items during the Prescription Take Back Day in October at the Steamboat Springs Police Department. The event will take place again from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday at the police department and the Oak Creek Town Hall.

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Local police on Saturday will help you safely dispose of the medicine you don't need anymore

The last time Steamboat participated in the in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, police collected about 85 pounds of drugs. Nationwide, 647,211 pounds of drugs were safely disposed of.

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More than 85 pounds of drugs collected during take-back campaign in Steamboat Springs

Survey results from last winter showed fewer Routt County youth have abused prescription drugs, and the Grand Futures Prevention Coalition hopes that trend continues.


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