Dispose unused prescription drugs at Saturday 'Take Back' event

Published: Sep. 24, 2014 at 1:27 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to help the public safely rid their homes of unused prescription drugs.

A prescription drug take back event will be held Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public can drop off expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at the Charleston Police Department on Lockwood Blvd, North Charleston City Hall, Citadel Mall, or the MUSC Horseshoe off Ashley Avenue for safe disposal.

Berkeley County residents can drop off their unused prescription pills at the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office at 223 N. Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner or at the Goose Creek Magistrate's Office on Highway 52 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

The DEA can only accept pills or patches.

Officials say the event will end at 2 p.m. sharp. No early or late drop-offs will be accepted.

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