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Pill takeback day held at Palo Verde High School

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 21:42:44-04

The Clark County School District and a local outreach group are working to keep kids safe from prescription drug abuse.

The district and the Care Coalition teamed up Saturday for a pill takeback day at Palo Verde High School where people could toss any expired or unused medications at a secure location.

The goal was to take pills off the streets and out of the hands of children.

"Over 68 percent of youth are not getting drugs from drug dealers," said Robert Mayer, with CCSD police. "They're getting it out of aunts', uncles', moms' amd dads' medicine cabinet."

Police said they've collected nearly 5,000 pounds of medication in the past year.

The next event will be held on Sept. 10 at Bob Miller Middle School in Henderson.