By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Record amount of prescription drugs collected during drug take back event

Snellville – More than 430 pounds of prescription medication was dropped off at April 30 drug take back event, a record for the program.

The Snellville Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency National Take Back Initiative, collected approximately 432 pounds of unwanted, expired prescription medication from the Snellville community, ensuring that powerful pain medications and other prescriptions are properly disposed of. Disposing of this medication properly thwarts the opportunity of abuse and improper disposal.  

5.2.16 brug take back 2190“This is a record amount since the police department has participated in this event,” said SPD Lt. Andre Sullivan. “The last event netted approximately 309 pounds of prescription medication on Sept. 26, 2015. I would like to thank the community for their continued support in this endeavor.”

Right: Erish Malonzo collects a bag of prescription drugs for disposal at th drug take back event at the Snellville Police Department. 

Students from the doctoral program of The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus also assisted in this event.

Sullivan said another take back event is expected next fall.