National Drug Takeback Day Set For Saturday

30 October, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Kara Nash
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The DEA's event is made to provide the public a safe opportunity to anonymously dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs so as to avoid being misused by others and prevent overdose deaths.

Attorney Gen. Steve Marshall urges Alabamians to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at various locations throughout the state.

"Prescription drugs are highly addictive and can be just as unsafe and deadly as any street drug", said U.S. Attorney Davis.

Since the day was created in 2010, police have taken in thousands of pounds of medication drugs every year. Proper disposal also helps reduce the risk of prescription drugs entering a human water supply or potentially harming aquatic life, police said.

Only liquid and pill medications will be accepted.

"You hear all of these things about pain pills and that's the reason why I wanted to get rid of them", Stutlz said.

No questions will be asked at the drop-off, the release stated.

Officials are encouraging MA residents to drop off expired and unwanted medications at police stations this weekend.

Arizonans have turned in an excess of 144,000 pounds of prescription drugs over the course of 15 National Take Back Days. Personal information will be removed from the containers.

To find the location nearest you, visit the DEA website. Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them away creates a potential safety and health hazard. Previous year they collected around 150 pounds.



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