National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

This Saturday, September 27, the Drug Enforcement Administration and almost 4,000 of its national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold the ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Alabamians can take their expired, unneeded, or unwanted prescription drugs to one of over 100 collection sites across the state between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Law enforcement officers will be present at sites throughout the state to receive prescription drugs for safe and proper disposal. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says, “This is an important and basic step to fight drug abuse and drug-related crimes. People who wish to participate may check the D-E-A website for a nearby location. A listing of sites may be found at by clicking on “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day September 27, 2014” under “Topics of Interest,” and then on “Collection Sites.” The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office will be collecting unwanted or expired prescription drugs Saturday at Quintard Mall. And, the Etowah County Sheriff's Office will be collecting at Walmart at 340 E. Meighan Boulevard.


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