Prescription Drug Take Back To Be Held In Escambia County

April 5, 2013

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Walgreens, in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will conduct a drug take-back program at five local Walgreens stores on Saturday April 27, 2013 from 10:00 to 2:00 pm.

The “Prescription Drug Round-Up” is a one-day effort between local and federal law enforcement to provide the public a site to voluntarily surrender expired, unwanted, unused pharmaceutically controlled substances, and other medications for destruction.

“Prescription drug abuse is not uncommon in our society and this is an opportunity for members of our community to get rid of their unwanted drugs before they fall into the hands of someone who may abuse or misuse them,” said Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan.

On September 29, 2012, the “Prescription Drug Round-Up” in Escambia County collected more than 438 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs.

At this year’s event deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and officials from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection providing information on the environmental benefits and ways citizens should dispose of prescription drugs properly.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the following Walgreens locations:

  • Walgreens 4497 Mobile Hwy
  • Walgreens 5995 Mobile Hwy
  • Walgreens 85 Beverly Pkwy
  • Walgreens 6314 North 9th Ave
  • Walgreens 1841 East Olive Rd

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