WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Residents turned out April 30th for the annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It’s a nation-wide campaign to collect unused and expired medications, in efforts to keep them out of the wrong hands.

There were multiple drop-off locations for the event, one of which was set up at the Meadows Shopping Center. The Meadows location had the Terre Haute Police Department and Drug Free Vigo County disposing of the prescriptions.

Drug Free Vigo County’s Kandace Brown said they normally fill 4 large boxes with medications during the one-day event.

“Anywhere from 200 to 250 pounds of pills are collected for each Drug Take Back,” Brown said. “It’s safe to say even 500 pounds could be collected within the years time, and that’s a lot of pills.”

There will be another opportunity to drop off medications to get them properly disposed of in October.