9/26/2012 9:42:48 AMOperation Pill Drop at DPD HQ, Sept. 29. 2012, 10am-2pm
Incident: Operation Pill Drop
Location: Dunwoody Police Department HQ
The Dunwoody Police Department is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to conduct another National Prescription Drug Take Back event. This is a prescription drug take-back program where the public can dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications to keep them out of the wrong hands. "We are pleased at the response of the American people once again, and we thank them for participating and contributing to the battle against prescription drug abuse," said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart, who added that 4,268 agencies participated with DEA nationwide in Saturday's event. "While a uniform system for prescription drug disposal is being finalized, we will continue to sponsor these important take-back opportunities as a service to our communities. Our take-back events highlight the problems related to prescription drug abuse and give our citizens an opportunity to contribute to the solution. These events are only made possible through the dedicated work and commitment of our state, federal, local, and tribal partners and DEA thanks each and every one of them for their efforts on behalf of the American people."
On Saturday, September 29th, we invite Dunwoody resident’s to bring their unwanted medication to the front lobby of our police department from 10AM-2PM, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 100. We cannot accept needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment and hydrogen peroxide.
Operation Pill Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of their prescription and over-the-counter medications to protect their families and the environment.
Citizens have responded well towards the effort of trying to keep these expired drugs out of the hands of children and out of our water system. The Dunwoody Police would like to thank all of the citizens who have participated in and supported this effort.
If you have any questions about Operation Pill Drop, please contact Sgt. Mike Carlson at 678.382.6907, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
09-29-12 Operation Pill Drop PDF