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News Community Operation Medicine Drop yields 100,000 doses

This past Saturday officers from the Macon County Sheriff's Office, the Franklin Police Department, the Highlands Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation conducted a “medicine drop” for people to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications.

According to Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, about 84,000 prescription pills were collected in the Franklin area and another 15,000 in Highlands.

“Basically, I can guarantee that about 100,000 pills will not be reaching the streets,” said Holland. “Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem all across the nation and this is one of the steps we can take to prevent it.”

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