The Suwanee Police Department and the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office will be joining a national effort Saturday (Sept. 29) when they hold the National Take Back Initiative, where residents can dispose of unwanted prescription medications.
This is part of a national effort by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
SUWANEE POLICE: Officers and personnel will be on hand 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at headquarters, 373 Buford Highway. Residents canb dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications in a safe, legal, and environmentally sound manner. Intravenous solutions, injected medications, other liquid prescriptions, and needles will not be accepted, city officials said. Questions: contact Bryan Hickey, 770-904-7609.
GWINNETT COUNTY SHERIFF: Personnel will be on hand at the Gwinnett County Jail, 2900 University Pkwy, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30043, for disposal of unwanted prescription medication. Questions: call 770-822-3140.
In both cases, the service is anonymous and no questions asked. Illegal substances are not allowed.