Acworth Police and the DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CVS Pharmacy located at 3513 Baker Road.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
“Most people are not aware that medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse,” Captain Mark Cheatham said. “In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.”