Drug Take Back

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Saturday has been declared Drug Take-Back Day by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to Greenville Police Sergeant Deb Keserauskis, every day is drug take-back day at the department as a container is always available. She said you can bring medication to the Police Department lobby and drop them in the box. No information is required.

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Sgt. Keserauskis said the box is regularly used by area residents and eventually the drugs go to the DEA.

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Residents are invited to drop off unwanted or expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs at any time.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Many area police departments are participating in Drug Take-Back Day including the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Highland Police.

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