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Wednesday October 18th, 2017 1:53AM

4 Hall Co. sites on list for prescription drug 'take back' day

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GAINESVILLE - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, and four drop-off sites in Hall County are among those in northeast Georgia.

This is a chance for anyone who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. The service is free and participants remain completely anonymous.

JP Banks of the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County says the Hall County Sheriff s Office, the Gainesville Police Department, and the Oakwood Police Department will man drop-off sites from 10:00-2:00 at the following locations:

- Gainesville Police Department, located at 701 Queen City Parkway in Gainesville;

- Kroger, 3630 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville  sponsored by The Hall County Sheriff s Office;

- Target of Flowery Branch, 5865 Spout Springs Road  sponsored by The Hall County Sheriff s Office; and

- The Oakwood Police Department at the Oakwood City Hall located at 4035 Walnut Circle in Oakwood


Other sites in the immediate Gainesville area are in Braselton, Commerce, Dahlonega, Arcade. Dawsonville, and Suwanee.

A complete listing of National Take Back initiative collection sites throughout the nation can be found at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/SEARCH-NTBI/.




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