- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to help people dispose of unused, unwanted prescription drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day until 2 p.m. Saturday. The agency says the event allows people to get potentially dangerous drugs out of their homes and can help prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.

There will be drop-off sites across the state. Georgians can access a database where they can type in their zip codes to find the nearest spot by going to the DEA’s website, clicking on the “Got Drugs?” icon and following links.

The DEA says Georgians turned over 8,853 pounds of unwanted or expired medication during its last drug take-back event in April.

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Online: www.dea.gov


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