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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHO : MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WHAT: NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM
WHEN: OCTOBER 28, 2017
WHERE:
WALGREENS
6396 AIRPORT BOULEVARD
3948 AIRPORT BOULEVARD
5705 COTTAGE HILL ROAD

CVS
2550 DAUPHIN STREET
44523 OLD SHELL ROAD
1401 HILLCREST ROAD
4881 SCHILLINGER ROAD
10115 GRAND BAY WILMER ROAD
COSTCO
1450 TINGLE CIRCLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the following sites;

WALGREENS
6396 AIRPORT BOULEVARD
3948 AIRPORT BOULEVARD
5705 COTTAGE HILL ROAD
CVS
2550 DAUPHIN STREET
44523 OLD SHELL ROAD
1401 HILLCREST ROAD
4881 SCHILLINGER ROAD
10115 GRAND BAY WILMER ROAD
COSTCO
1450 TINGLE CIRCLE

(The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to http://www.mobileso.com/operation-medicine-cabinet/
Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has their own Drug Drop Off Program, OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET. You may dispose of all unwanted and unused prescription drugs at ALL MCSO office locations. Our Theodore Substation is 24-hour drop-off. For Office Locations, go to our website listed in the previous paragraph.

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