The Evans Police Department will host Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29th from 10am-2pm in the parking lot of Sam's Club in Evans. The bi-annual event gives residents the opportunity to properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Shredding will also be available for residents to securely dispose of sensitive documents and prevent identity theft. The event is free and open to the public.
The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
DEA is committed to making our communities safer and healthier, and we can do this by reducing overdoses and overdose deaths. While the community does its part to turn in unneeded medications and remove them from potential harm, we are doing our part to further reduce drug-related violence.