The event is held twice a year and is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Snellville police partner with PCOM School of Pharmacy at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to make the local event happen. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day allows police to foster relationships with future pharmacists that will work in the community and educate citizens in the proper disposal of prescription medication.
“The Snellville Police Department will continue to host and support this event as we recognize the importance of providing a safe method to discard prescription medication in an attempt to prevent and deter the abuse of medication that may otherwise be converted to use by others for whom the medication is not prescribed,” said SPD Lt. A.L. Sullivan. “We ask for the community’s continued support in this endeavor.”