Numbers are in for this past weekend’s drug drop-off event, which resulted in a significant turnout from people looking to get rid of old medications. Organizers say that 164 vehicles rolled through, and 172 controlled substances were dropped off, including 120 prescription opiates. Although the spring dropoff attracted more vehicles, the fall dropoff netted 38-percent more drugs. It was a part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Promoters say such events help to reduce the access that potential drug abusers have to unused prescription drugs; the drop-offs enable people to safely dispose of those medications, with no questions asked and with identities protected. Throughout the state, there were 223 collections sites on Saturday (September 29), and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reports that more than 18,000-pounds of unneeded prescription drugs were surrendered.