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Virginia Guard Counterdrug disposes of tons of prescription drugs

Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard and officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency transported thousands of pounds of prescription drugs to an incinerator in Northern Virginia for destruction Sept. 29.


The partnership between the two agencies during National Take Back, an initiative for people to turn over their unused prescription drugs, helped inform citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia of the dangers of prescription drugs with the help of the State Police and local law enforcement agencies, and properly disposed of over 5,000 pounds of the drugs form across the state. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew H. Owen, Virginia Guard Public Affairs)

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Taken on September 29, 2010