Tags: Community & Outreach
Johns Creek Police Officer M.D. Meberg, center, is joined by DEA representatives to collect unused and expired prescription drugs at the “National Take Back Drug Day” in Johns Creek last April. (click for larger version)
September 18, 2012JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Residents can get rid of their expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical drugs on Saturday, Sept. 29, during the Drug Enforcement Administration's fourth "National Take Back" initiative in Johns Creek.
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 Johns Creek Police Department stationed in the parking lot of Target, 5950 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek.
The event, sponsored by the JCPD 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 regarding disposal of prescription drugs.
Since the first event in 2011, the DEA and its state, local and tribal law enforcement and community partners have removed 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation. For more information, please contact JCPD Community Services at 678-474-1606.