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Drug Take Back held

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pictured above, from left, are: Joanna Oganesyan, registered nurse at the Barry County Health Department, Gary Camenish, of Monett, who brought in approximately 10 prescriptions and Officer Jay Jastal, school resource officer. [Times Photo by Lisa Craft]
The semi-annual Drug Take Back Day was held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Bruner Pharmacy, downtown Monett.

The event was hosted by the pharmacy, the Monett Police Department and Barry County Health Department. The effort is part of a national campaign to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

According to Jastal the total weight of prescriptions returned was 61 pounds. "This is a significant increase over the last drug take back," said Officer Jay Jastal, school resource officer.

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