Prescription Drug Take Back Results in Calhoun and Cherokee County
The community rallied together for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in order to properly dispose hundreds of pounds of unwanted of expired drugs within their homes. In Cherokee County, law enforcement personnel collected more than 100 pounds of unneeded prescription drugs.
This take back initiative aims to lower the rates of prescription drug abuse in the US along with accidental poisonings and overdoses. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver also says that people who missed this year’s event is welcome to drop off any unwanted prescription drugs to the sheriff’s office Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
According to a spokesman for the Agency for Substance Abuse and Prevention of Calhoun County, they collected a total of 300 pounds of unneeded prescription drugs. Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge also wants people to know that you can continue to drop off your unwanted or expired drugs inside the department lobby anytime seven days a week.