The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office took part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back campaign. The event was held in the lobby of the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office from 10 a.m. –
2 p.m. this past Saturday.
The drug take back campaign is aimed at getting unused and/or expired drugs, specifically medications, off the streets in an attempt to mitigate drug abuse and accidental overdoses, and to provide a safe way for citizens to dispose of expired medications.
The public was invited to drop off capsules, tablets, patches and other solid forms of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. They also accepted liquid products such as cough syrup as long as they were in the original container and able to be sealed to prevent leakage. Things they did not accept included syringes, sharps, and illicit drugs.
Seventeen pounds of drugs were collected during the event.
For more information about the Drug Take Back event or future dates, contact Janice Tyus at (850) 627-9233.
Chris Daniels – Gadsden County News Service