Roswell police claim 241 pounds of drugs on DEA’s ‘Drug Take-Back Day’

11:53 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 Neighborhoods
Roswell PD/Facebook
Roswell Police Officer Lisa Holland shown with the 241 pounds of drugs taken by the department on "Drug Take-Back Day."

Residents in Roswell definitely had a bunch of drugs they didn’t want anymore.

On Saturday, Roswell police accepted 241 pounds of pills, syrups and other medicine as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Drug Take-Back Day.”

That's 241 pounds of drugs that will not go to landfills, find their way into a water system or in the hands of drug dealers. Roswell police also dropped off a “large load” of needles to Roswell Recycling.

For people who missed the event and still wish to rid themselves of unwanted drugs, Roswell has a drug drop box in the lobby at their police department. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RELATED: Alpharetta woman - ‘It’s not fair’ after DUI with 2 kids in car

RELATED: Traffic alert - Part of Roswell Road closed for 2 weeks, starting May 8

Every ear, the Drug Enforcement Administration hosts drives to safely collect and dispose of old and expired prescription drugs.
View full experience