Cops around SC rounding up prescription drugs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WCSC) - Authorities around South Carolina are helping prevent prescription drug abuse by rounding up unwanted medicines.

Various law enforcement agencies across the state are offering people on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. a place to safely dispose of expired, unused prescription drugs.

The service is free, and officers say no questions will be asked. Local agencies are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the effort.

The locations for prescription drop-off are:

*Charleston Police Headquarters, 180 Lockwood Blvd or the parking lot of Citadel Mall.

*Dorchester Sheriff's Office, 212 Deming Way, Summerville and 101 Ridge Street in St George.

*Charleston County Sheriff's Office, 3505 Pinehaven Drive, North Charleston.

Authorities say prescription drugs that sit unused in home cabinets are susceptible to misuse and abuse.

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