The Etowah County Sheriff's Office will participate in the National Drug Take Back 2013 event.
Officers will take back unused or expired prescription drugs, no questions asked, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At last year's event, 488,395 pounds of prescription medications were collected at more than 5,000 take back sites across the U.S.
The most common ways of getting rid of prescription drugs--throwing them away or flushing them down the toilet--are considered unsafe. The Partnership for a Drug Free America estimates that every day 2,500 teenagers use prescription drugs, most often found in a home medicine cabinet, to get high for the first time. The National Take Back Day seeks to prevent the availability of those unused prescription drugs in the home.
Residents can drop of their medications at the following locations: