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Unused prescription drugs are being collected by Gwinnett County police

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Gwinnett police are looking to collect your unused prescription drugs as part of a national drug take back initiative. 

The drug take back initiative offers the community an opportunity to drop off potentially dangerous prescription medication in a safe an responsible way. GCPD says unused prescription drugs are usually flushed down the toilet or disposed of in the trash, which leads to the potential for contamination of the local water supply and contamination through soil absorption at landfills. 

On Saturday, GCPD will hold collection points at police headquarters and each of the department’s six precincts from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The collection sites also reduce the risk of accidental poisoning, theft and drug abuse.

The collection sites can accept tablets, capsules, patches and other forms of prescription drugs for proper disposal. Liquids, syringes, sharps and other drugs will not be accepted. 

No appointment is necessary. People who drop off will not be asked questions about their medical history or how they came into possession of the medications. 

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