Local agencies participate in National Prescription Pill Take-Back Day

OMAHA, Neb (KMTV) - Police and area pharmacies take a big step in the fight against opioid abuse tonight.

The Livewise Coalition says they teamed up to take nearly 2,500 pounds off metro-area streets today.

It's all part of the National Prescription Pill Take-Back Day. 

The DEA worked with law enforcement agencies for the effort.

Last October - people turned in 450 tons of unused or expired prescription drugs across the country. 

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