Friday, April 22, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SUWANEE — The Suwanee Police Department will once again take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Take Back” program.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the department will accept expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal, with no questions asked. The program allows residents to dispose of medications in a safe, legal and environmentally sound manner.
Last year, Americans turned in 121 tons of prescription drugs at 4,100 collection sites nationwide. More than 20 pounds was collected in Suwanee.
“We had a good turnout and a positive response in Suwanee last fall,” Sgt. Bryan Hickey said. “The Take Back program is designed to eliminate unused prescriptions from medicine cabinets, making them less accessible and tempting to teens and others.”
“The Suwanee PD is happy to be a part of that effort.”
Due to storage and disposal issues, this is the only timeframe during which the Suwanee Police Department can accept prescription drugs. Intravenous solutions, injected medications and needles, as well as illegal substances like marijuana and methamphetamine, will not be accepted.
For more information about Suwanee’s participation in the program, email Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-904-7609.
The Suwanee Police Department is located at 373 Buford Highway.