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Pill Drop Set for Disposal of Old Meds
The Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S. Department of Justice is hosting another Pill Drop and Cartersville Police Department will participate locally by providing a booth for citizens to drop off unused, old or unwanted medications for proper disposal.
The booth will be located in front of the police department at 178 West Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items labeled bio-hazard and items such as needles and syringes will not be accepted.
"This event has been very successful in the past," Chief Tommy Culpepper said in a release. "Last year, 18 pounds of medications were dropped off."
Most drugs can cause serious illness or even be fatal if used improperly. Medications thrown away in the garbage pose the risk of someone obtaining them to use or sell. Many flush medications down the toilet which could contaminate our water supply.
Protect yourself, your family, and the community by disposing of medications properly.
More About Cartersville Police Department
The Cartersville Police Department patrols city streets and investigates crime, and runs preventative programs such as its Stop Criminal Activity Now campaign.