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Medicine clean-out, the green way

Amarillo, TX - Prescription drug abuse is at an all time high, and Saturday, hundreds of Amarillo residents did their part to put an end to it.

The Texas Panhandle Poison Control Center hosted a Medicine Clean Out.

Designed to give the public a safe way to get rid of any unwanted or unused medications,  it helps meds stay out of the water system, and eliminates the possibility of abuse or accidental consumption by children.

Nearly 400 cars came through the drop-off Saturday, which is significantly more than last year.

"Some people have brought two or three things, and some people have brought huge trash bags filled with things."

If you missed today's medicine clean-out, there will be another event held in about six months, but until then, it's recommended you keep your old meds safely locked up.

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