Saturday is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take Back Day and several Dayton-area law enforcement agencies will be open for residents to drop off drugs.

According to a 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet, according to the DEA.

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown encouraged Ohioans to participate in a media release on Friday.

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