Local authorities are calling a nationwide drug take-back event a success.
Keizer’s site at Roth’s Fresh Markets netted the most in the Salem area, taking in 361 pounds from 201 households. The second-closest was the south Salem drop off site which garnered 228 pounds from 117 households. Keizer Police Sgt. Lance Inman said the most unusual item they received was a bag of old prescription drugs from an elderly lady; the oldest expired in 1955.
Overall, more than 1,000 pounds of drugs were collected for disposal. The effort included local law enforcement agencies, the Community Action Drug Prevention Network and the Drug Enforcement Administration.