Georgians urged to drop off unused prescription medications
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to collect unused or expired prescription drugs.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting its 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. There will be sites throughout the state to collect drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The aim of the event is to help people get rid of potentially dangerous drugs in an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.
During the last take-back event in April, people in Georgia turned over 9,635 pounds of drugs.
There is a tool to help find drop-off locations on the DEA’s website.
Additionally, there are drop boxes at law enforcement agencies around the state that collect drugs on an ongoing basis, not just on the take-back days.