DEA drug take back set for next Saturday

Published 7:00 am Saturday, April 23, 2016

Unused and expired prescription medication should be disposed of properly.
The best way to do that is to bring them to a Drug Enforcement Administration collection event. The next one is set for Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Carriere Volunteer Fire Department across from the Pearl River Central High School Campus on U.S. 11, according to a release from the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department.
This will be the 11th year the DEA will conduct the event, which gives community members and anonymous method to properly dispose of unwanted prescription medication.
Over the past decade, 5.5 million pounds of medication was collected at thousands of sites across the country.
It is not advisable to dispose of prescription medication through the trash or by flushing the down the toilet. A drug take back event such as the one planned for next week is the best option to properly dispose of unwanted prescription medication to ensure they aren’t misused or abused. Poisoning by the improper use of prescription medications is a concern as well, the release states.

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