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Buckets are filled to the brim with pill bottles and drug packaging after an event Wednesday in Willmar. Some 171 pounds of materials was collected during the event, according to law enforcement. Submitted

Willmar's drug take-back event proves to be big success; drugs to be held and incinerated


WILLMAR -- The drug take-back event Wednesday evening in Willmar collected a total of 171 pounds of materials, according to Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels.

The total weight includes the weight of the 16 buckets containing the drugs, plus the bottles and packaging. However, at least half of the total weight is drugs that are now off the streets and out of peoples' homes, Wyffels added

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