Prescription medicine robberies are on the rise in the U.S., so that's why Saturday there was a nationwide initiative to keep those drugs out of the wrong hands.
The Quincy Police Department, along with other departments in the tri-states, hosted a drug take back event.
People came in to throw away all of their unused or expired medication.
Officials say it's important to get rid of unnecessary prescriptions just sitting in your medicine cabinets because they could be stolen.
"It's not just people breaking into houses. It could be a friend of family member taking prescription medication from their friend or relative while using the bathroom or whatever. You always have to keep your prescription medication locked up," said Quincy Police Officer Tim Bichsel.
Officials say the medicine they've collected will be picked up by the state police and disintegrated.
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