SNELLVILLE – The city’s police department is hosting a drug take back event Oct. 22.
In recent years, the event has netted nearly a ton of unwanted or expired prescription drugs.
This year’s event will take place from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., Oct. 22 at the Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive.
Residents can pull up to a tent and have medical students and police take the drugs.
More than 430 pounds of prescription medication was dropped off at the last drug take back event in May, a record for the program.
The event is a partnership between the SPD and the Drug Enforcement Agency National Take Back Initiative and ensures that powerful pain medications and other prescriptions are properly disposed of. Disposing of this medication properly thwarts the opportunity of abuse and improper disposal.