Georgians urged to drop off unused prescription medications

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

ATLANTA (AP) – Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to collect unused or expired prescription drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting its 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. There will be sites throughout the state to collect drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The aim of the event is to help people get rid of potentially dangerous drugs in an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.

During the last take-back event in April, people in Georgia turned over 9,635 pounds of drugs.

There is a tool to help find drop-off locations on the DEA’s website.

Additionally, there are drop boxes at law enforcement agencies around the state that collect drugs on an ongoing basis, not just on the take-back days.

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