More than 6,000 medication and bootleg drugs have been dumped in a initial 6 weeks of a ordering intrigue in a north west.
The Public Health Agency (PHA) pronounced a infancy of drugs likely of have been medication medications.
Cannabis with an estimated travel value of £4,000 has also been dumped in one of a Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs beginning (RAPID) bins.
The bins concede people to dispose of drugs anonymously.
Eight freedom bins were commissioned in Londonderry and Strabane in mid-September.
“The Public Health Agency is gratified that a RAPID bins in a north west are providing a protected and watchful process of ordering for bootleg and medication drugs in a community”, a PHA’s Denise McCallion said.
‘Tragedy to individuals, families and communities’
“Drug misuse, involving both bootleg and medication drugs, is sadly a common emanate and causes pang and tragedy to individuals, families and communities,” she added.
The RAPID intrigue launched in Belfast in 2010 and there are some-more than 30 bins located opposite Northern Ireland.
More than 150,000 tablets have been likely of given a intrigue began.
Ms McCallion pronounced a bins are placed in “a watchful place so tablets can still be likely of anonymously” within communities.
The PHA pronounced Diazepam, Pregabalin, Tramadol, Co-codamol and Codeine are among a many common drugs to have been dumped in RAPID bins.