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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Drug Enforcement Administration agents, along with local law

Drug Enforcement Administration agents, along with local law enforcement officials and members of the community affected by drug abuse, gathered at a press conference Saturday afternoon at the Suffolk County Police Department's Second Precinct in Huntington to mark the conclusion of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the nation. At more than 120 sites, people were invited to turn in prescription drugs with no questions asked. (Sept. 25, 2010) Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

At more than 120 sites, people were invited to turn in prescription drugs with no questions asked.

Here are some of the pill bottles turned
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Here are some of the pill bottles turned into Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local law enforcement officials at Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. (Sept. 25, 2010)

Edward Balzer of Mastic Beach, who lost his
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Edward Balzer of Mastic Beach, who lost his 22-year-old son, Brian, to drug abuse in 2009, joined Drug Enforcement Administration agents, local law enforcement officials and members of the community affected by drug abuse, at a press conference Saturday afternoon at the Second Precinct in Huntington to mark the conclusion of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the nation. (Sept. 25, 2010)

Drug Enforcement Administration agents, along with local law
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Drug Enforcement Administration agents, along with local law enforcement officials and members of the community affected by drug abuse, gathered at a press conference Saturday afternoon at the Suffolk County Police Department's Second Precinct in Huntington to mark the conclusion of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the nation. At more than 120 sites, people were invited to turn in prescription drugs with no questions asked. (Sept. 25, 2010)

Suffolk Det. Lt. William Burke, along with Drug
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Suffolk Det. Lt. William Burke, along with Drug Enforcement Administration agents, local law enforcement officials and members of the community affected by drug abuse, speaks at a press conference at the Second Precinct in Huntington on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. (Sept. 25, 2010)

Drug Enforcement Administration associate special agent Wilbert Plummer,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Drug Enforcement Administration associate special agent Wilbert Plummer, left, and Suffolk Det. Lt. William Burke, joined other officials at Suffok's Second Precinct in Huntington on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. (Sept. 25, 2010)

DEA Associate Special Agent In Charge Wilbert Plummer,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

DEA Associate Special Agent In Charge Wilbert Plummer, right, along with other DEA agents, local law enforcement officials and members of the community affected by drug abuse, gathered at a press conference on to Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. (Sept. 25, 2010)

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