By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Wanted: Unused prescription drugs

SNELLVILLE – The city’s police department will be participating in a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative Sept. 26.

The event, which encourages residents to drop off unused or expired prescription drugs, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Snellville Police Department, located at 2315 Wisteria Drive. 

Officers will set up a drive-thru style drop off so residents can drive up to the designated drop off area to participate in the event. No needles or syringes can be accepted.

During the last Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored drug take back event, SPD collected more than 200 pounds of old medication.

“Two-hundred thirty pounds of unwanted or expired medication was received in the Ninth and Final National Prescription Take Back Day in partnership with the DEA, which was held at the police department,” said event organizer Lt. A.L. Sullivan. “We would like to thank the community who participated in this event.”

For more information about the event contact Sullivan at 770-985-3555 or asullivan@snellville.org.