Kennesaw Police host Drug Take-Back Day
- Author: Santos West Apr 18, 2017,
Apr 18, 2017, 0:43
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. the Milford Police Department and the Milford Prevention Council in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs from the public as part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially unsafe expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. "It is our hope that by providing a safe way for community members to dispose of their prescription drugs, we will reduce the ease of access to unwanted prescription drugs". Officers say they'll take any prescription drugs at the police department from ten in the morning through two that afternoon. Hudson police will collect at the department and also in a Wal-Mart customer service area.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the US and Williamson County are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Unused and outdated medications are susceptible to misuse or abuses, and can result in accidental poisonings and overdoses. The DEA will not accept liquids or needles during the event.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is set for April 29, but at the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Station every work day is drug take back day.
In October 2016, Windsor County Deputies emptied drop boxes at local police stations and took for incineration 477.6 pounds of medications collected, an increase of 19 pounds from the previous collection. A majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.
The poster for the Newport Beach Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on April 29.