Approximately 50 pounds of controlled and non-controlled drugs were collected during the Drug Drop held Saturday morning.
The drop was sponsored by Washington County Substance Abuse Council (WCSAC), Salem Police Department, City of Salem, Washington County Prosecutor's Office and Prevent Child Abuse.
"We were very pleased with the turnout," said WCSAC Coordinator Monika Spaulding. "It's great that so many people take advantage of the drug drops."
She said many people who came said they hold their drugs for this event every spring and fall.
"It's nice to know people are counting on these events," said Spaulding, adding that she is thankful to Scott Ratts and Tim Miller with the Salem PD for their assistance.
The WCSAC meets the first Thursday of every month at 4 pm at the county government building.
Another drop will be held in April of 2014.