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Prescription Drug Take Back in Suwanee and Gwinnett

Suwanee Police and the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office will be holding the event Saturday.

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.

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