Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, is hosting its fourth annual prescription drug "Take-Back" campaign Saturday.
Sheriff's Office personnel will be at both Walmart locations in Newton County (at 10300 Industrial Blvd. and 4200 Salem Road) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept outdated or unwanted prescription drugs. A clearly marked drop-off station will be available for citizens to drop off unwanted prescription drugs.
"Many do not realize the tragic impact that prescription drugs, when abused, has on our society," said Sheriff Ezell Brown. "When law enforcement and the community work together, it makes the quality of life better for us all."
The "Take-Back" campaign is designed to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The unused, out-dated or unwanted drugs will be safely destroyed. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.