Deputy Police Chief Keith Lee sends along this announcement…
The City of Decatur Police Department is participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is an event where citizens can turn in unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs so they can be safely disposed of.
In April 2012, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Prescription drug abuse continues to be a national battle. Properly disposing of unused medication will ensure the medication is disposed of properly. If you would like to dispose of any unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs, please bring them to the Decatur Police Department between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The Decatur Police Department is located at 420 West Trinity Place, Decatur, Ga. 30030. If you have any questions, please contact Capt. Richards at (404) 373-6551.