DEA to hold National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The DEA will hold its annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can dispose of unused, unwanted medications at one of 4,700 collection sites nationwide, operated by 3,800 local law enforcement agencies and community partners.

To find a nearby collection site in eastern North Carolina, visit the DEA’s website and enter your zip code.

The service is free of charge, no questions asked.

Last April, during its 11th Take Back Day, the DEA and over 4,200 of its national, tribal and community law enforcement partners collected 893,498 pounds (about 447 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at almost 5,400 collection sites.  Since the program began six years ago, about 6.4 million pounds (about 3,200 tons) of drugs have been collected.

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