ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Police Department will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the National Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 28. People can drop off drugs and needles from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Roswell Recycling Center, 11570 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta.
The Roswell Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration, WellStar North Fulton Hospital and Keep Roswell Beautiful for the event. The service is free and anonymous.
Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs, according to Roswell police.
Numerous people do not know how
to properly dispose of their unused
medicine, often flushing them down
the toilet or throwing them away –
both potential safety and health hazards.
For more information, call the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4422 or visit the DEA’s website at dea.gov.