On Saturday, April 29, 2017, law enforcement agencies across the country are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and hosting drop-off sites for National Drug Take Back Day. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Kids will be participating. The event will be located outside the Jesup Walmart, 1100 N 1st St, Jesup, GA 31545 this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
You may bring your potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medications for disposal. We cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This program addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.