Posted: Thursday, October 24th 2013 at 11:59am
Prescription drug disposal event set for Saturday
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Georgians wishing to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs are asked to visit one of more than 90 collection points during National Drug Take Back Day this weekend.
The drug disposal event is scheduled for Saturday and is organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Office of Diversion Control.
Organizers say volunteers will be staffing collection booths throughout the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several sites will be set up across north Georgia.
Aside from providing a place for people to dispose of unwanted medications, officials say the event is meant to also educate the public about prescription drug abuse.
A similar drug disposal event was held in late April. DEA officials say more than 370 tons of prescription medications were collected from more than 5,800 collection sites across the country.
DRUG TAKE BACK LOCATION SITES IN NORTH GEORGIA
*Gainesville Police Department, located at 701 Queen City Parkway in Gainesville
*Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway (Hwy. 29) – sponsored by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office
*CVS Pharmacy, 4050 Highway 53, Oakwood – sponsored by the Oakwood Police Department
*Braselton Police Department, 5040 Highway 53, Braselton
*City of Auburn Police Department, City of Auburn City Hall, 1369 4th Ave. Auburn
*Suwanee Police Department, Suwanee Police Station, 373 Buford Highway NW, Suwanee
*Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, 555 General Jackson Drive, Jefferson
Link: Follow this link to find a collection site in your area
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