National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement Unit are asking Etowah County citizens to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the East Gadsden Wal-Mart. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. In Alabama, more than 24,000 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs have been collected since the beginning of the Take-Back Initiative.