SNELLVILLE – Saturday’s National Drug Take Back event at the Snellville Police Department netted 300 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs
“We collected 300 pounds during Saturday's event,” said Lt. Andre Sullivan. “In the fall of 2011, we only collected 35 pounds at the first event that SPD participated. Since then the community has responded tremendously each and every time and, as a result, we have collected over a ton of medication!”
Sullivan said the event had netted a total of 2,049 pounds following the event last fall but he did not realize the take back event had reached the 1-ton mark until Saturday.
“This brings our grand total to 2,349 pounds!” he said. “Again a ton. The partnership with The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus has also allowed the pharmacy students to interact and provide information to participants on proper disposal.”
The SPD Reserve Officer Unit volunteers its time to man the drive-thru-and-drop-off event and will continue to do so as it is no cost to taxpayers to facilitate it.
“I would like to thank the Snellville and surrounding communities, PCOM PharmD students, my reserve officers and the DEA for making this event a success,” Sullivan said.
PHOTO 1: From left, Lt. Andre Sullivan, Brad Allgood, Linda Nguyen, Officer Darius York and Wesley Fischer.
PHOTO 2: From left, Wesley Fischer, Donna Pickett (dropping off medicine), Lt. Andre Sullivan and Linda Nguyen.