HARRISONBURG -- Saturday in Virginia and all around the country people took part in "Drug Take Back Day". Organizers said it's important to get rid of those expired or un-used drugs. It can help protect the environment and stop them from getting in the wrong hands.
Hundreds of places all around the country took part in the event. 70 percent of all people who abuse prescription drugs get them from family and friends. Harrisonburg police said selling prescription drugs has gone up in the pass few years.
"We have seen a rise in selling prescription drugs and all across the country. I think it's particularly important why the Rockingham County Sheriff's office and Harrisonburg police are a part of it," said Master Police Officer Rachel Hammer.
More than 449 pounds of drugs were collected at the four sites in Harrisonburg and Rockingham county.