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Take Back Day a hit

5/16/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Dan Karant
NORTON — The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Norton, in conjunction with the Norton Police Department, presented the May 11 Medication Take Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Fifty-four residents of Norton and neighboring communities participated to remove old, unwanted or expired medications from their households. Collected were 75.5 pounds of Federal Legend Prescription medications and 43 pounds of over-the-counter medications for a total of 118.5 pounds, according to Dan Karant, owner of the Medicine Shoppe.

Shown above are Norton Police Officer Jason Sams and Karant with medications taken in that day.

Also collected were 18 pounds of various ammunition and an unused canister of tear gas.

The next Take Back Day at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy is scheduled for Nov. 2, according to Karant.

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