Snellville police will host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Residents may drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the police station, 2315 Wisteria Drive. (File Photo)

Snellville police to host drug take back event April 27

The Snellville Police Department is hosting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Residents may drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive. Residents can pull up and hand off drugs without even exiting their vehicles.

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.”

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