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Lodi police to participate in ‘Take Back’ initiative

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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:32 am, Thu Feb 23, 2012.

To try and combat the growing substance abuse problem in Lodi, the police department will be participating in a national "Take Back" initiative where for one day, they will collect any and all expired or unused prescription medication.

On April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across the United States, the Lodi Police Department and other police departments will collect controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter substances.

Police will make no arrests during the collection, Detective. Nick Rafiq of the Lodi Police Department said. Rather, the goal of the collection is to remove as many unused drugs off the street as possible.

In last year's collection, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reported collecting more than 188.5 tons of unwanted or expired medication.

In total, since the agency began the collection days, it has collected over 498.5 tons of drugs across the United States.

For more information on the initiative, visit www.justice.gov/dea.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

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