DeKalb County hosts National Drug Takeback Day

The DeKalb County Board of Health and DeKalb Police are hosting a National Drug Takeback Day event Saturday, April 27. CONTRIBUTED

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The DeKalb County Board of Health and DeKalb Police are hosting a National Drug Takeback Day event Saturday, April 27. CONTRIBUTED

The DeKalb County Board of Health and DeKalb Police have partnered to help residents “Clean Up” Saturday for National Drug Takeback Day, according to a press release.

At four locations in the county, the DeKalb County Board of Health and the DeKalb County Police Department will have drop-off sites where residents can properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The event is part of the National Drug Takeback Day

The event talks place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at these locations:

  • Clifton Springs Health Center, 3110 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur
  • East DeKalb Health Center, 2277 S. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road, Lithonia
  • North DeKalb Health Center, 3807 Clairmont Road, NE, Chamblee
  • Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur

FAST FACTS:

· Last April, nearly 400 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs were collected by the DeKalb County Board of Health and DeKalb County Police Department.

· This is the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) 17th National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. The event occurs twice a year, in April and October.

· The National Prescription Drug Takeback Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Information: www.DEATakeBack.com.