Turn in old medicines to Acworth police
by Rachel Gray
April 25, 2014 02:44 AM | 1594 views | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ACWORTH — The Acworth Police Department is once again partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration in a nationwide initiative to prevent increased prescription pill abuse and theft.

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.”
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anonymous
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April 25, 2014
Folks, protect yourself.

For goodness sake remove all of the identifying labels from anything you decide to take and hand over to these people ( DEA ). Do not Trust them with your personal information.

No telling what list your name could end up on; or whether you could end up facing a SWAT team in your living room at 5:00 am because of some duffus ideas of a brainard investigator with the DEA

Isn't it ODD that the DEA/Ackworth police would not just tell people as a part of their announcement of the program to protect themselves by removing labels from bottles of medicines?...if all they are trying to prevent abuse/keep old drugs from going into our water supplies.
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