|Drug Take Back Day is Saturday |
|Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 12:00 pm |
Drug Take Back Day is Saturday
Residents are encouraged to bring their unused, unwanted or expired medication to the Martin Police Department on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for safe, anonymous disposal.
Martin Police Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Van’s Pharmacy and the Weakley County Prevention Coalition will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your medications for disposal to the Gazebo next to the Martin Police Department in downtown Martin. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.
In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds — over a thousand tons — of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.
Published in The WCP 4.25.13