DRUG TAKE BACK DAY: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
DRUG TAKE BACK EVENTS
WRBL News 3 will host three drive-through events where you can drop off their old, unused or expired prescription medications for safe, secure disposal. Law enforcement officers will be on hand to provide security.
Event #1: Monday, October 21st 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CDT Lee County Justice Center – 2311 Gateway Drive – Opelika
Sponsored By: Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, & Alabama District Attorneys Association
Event #2: Wednesday, October 23rd 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT Russell County Courthouse – 1000 Broad Street – Phenix City
Sponsored By: Russell County District Attorney Kenneth Davis, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor, & Alabama District Attorneys Association
Event #3: Thursday, October 24th 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT 6th Avenue North – Between 9th and 10th Street (across from the Public Safety building) In partnership with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office
Sponsored By: Son’s Automotive, Columbus Hospice, & WellCare
According to the DEA, last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills.
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