Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DEA nationwide take-back is this month

By Laura C. Morel
Crime/Immigration Reporter

Got prescription drugs? The DEA will take them off your hands.

The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day throughout the country April 28.

People with unwanted prescription drugs will be able to turn them into law enforcement at different locations for free. No questions will be asked and they can remain anonymous.

Since the DEA launched this initiative, nearly 1 million pounds of prescription drugs have been collected.

Fun fact: more Americans abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to a media release.

There are Take-Back locations in Manatee and Sarasota counties. To find one near you, click here.

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