The Drug Enforcement Administration isn’t worried about any skeletons in your closets, but unwanted medication? That’s a different story.
The DEA is teaming up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local law enforcement from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 25 to coordinate a drug take-back event. No, they’re not prying drugs from your home. Instead the agencies are collecting unwanted, unused, and expired medications in an effort to create safer households and ecosystems.
Drop-offs locations will be at the Charleston and Mount Pleasant police departments, as well as the Sheriff’s Office in North Charleston.
The drugs will be disposed of safely, instead of being flushed down the drain, combating water contamination. Prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted, but leave the class-A controlled substances at home, as marijuana and methamphetamine are not part of the initiative.The program is anonymous.
For more info, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/takeback/