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'National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,' April 30 in Johns Creek

April 15, 2016

Take Back DrugsGet rid of your expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical drugs on Saturday, April 30, during the Drug Enforcement Administration's 'National Take Back' initiative in Johns Creek.

“We’re seeing a frightening surge in heroin abuse in Johns Creek and a lot of that gets started from people abusing pain medication,” said Officer M.D. Meberg. “This is a way for people to get rid of old or expired medications so they’re not sitting in a cabinet for some family member to get ahold of and start on that dark road to addiction.”

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., anyone with expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medicines can turn them in anonymously for safe disposal to the JCPD stationed in the parking lot of Target, 5950 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek.

The event, sponsored by the Johns Creek Police Department in conjunction with the DEA, is designed to: reduce prescription drug abuse; reduce the risk of prescription drugs entering the water (DO NOT FLUSH drugs down the toilet); and help people comply with the law re disposal of prescription drugs.

For more information, please contact JCPD Community Services at 678-474-1606.