Got drugs?

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 6:51pm

EL PASO - Got drugs? That's what the Drug Enforcement Agency asked El Paso, and today they got their answer.

More than 750-pounds of old or unused prescription drugs were collected at sites around El Paso. The D.E.A. wanted to provide a place where people could properly get rid of them. They say often times people don't know how to get rid of medicine, and to add to the confusion, even the law isn't clear when it comes to the matter.

"That's what the issue is. there is no way for citizens to legitimately get rid of their pharmaceuticals so, the controlled substance act doesn't allow for it. There's several pieces of legislation that is going through the process to try and amend that," Diana Apodaca said.

So why not just throw the drugs? The D.E.A. says it creates an environmental health hazard.

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