Six million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, according to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. One way you can help is by making sure you properly discard of your drugs.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is today and the Martinsville City Police just wrapped up. A total of 219 pounds of meds were collected at the Martinsville Fire Department for disposal.

The Martinsville Fire & EMS, Drug-Free MHC, Piedmont Community Services, and the DEA participated.