The Lima Police Department is thanking all of those who were involved with the community wide medication disposal event which was held this past Saturday.

This event was done in conjunction with a National drug "take back day".

LPD says they collected 318 pounds of unwanted medication at all of the collection points. The medication will be destroyed in accordance with D-E-A regulations.

Partners in the event included The Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Health Partners of Western Ohio, The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy, Chief Supermarkets, Rader Environmental, Allen County Children Services, Kmart, and Lima Memorial Health System.