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DEA National Drug Take Back Initiative

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)


 The Gwinnett Police Department is participating in the DEA National Drug Take Back Initiative Saturday, October 23, 2021.

The National Drug Take Back Initiative will provide the community with an opportunity to drop of potentially dangerous prescription medication at designated collection points. It aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and is designed for people who want to get rid of medications but don't have a way to properly dispose of them.  Unused prescription drugs pose a hazard for accidental poisoning, theft, and abuse. Unused medications that are flushed down the toilet can contaminate local water supplies and when drugs are disposed of in the trash, they often in end up in landfills and pose a hazard of contamination through soil absorption.

There will be collection points at Police Headquarters and each of the department's six precincts from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  No appointment is necessary during these times. People who drop off will not be asked questions about their medical history or how they came into possession of the medications.  Our collection sites can accept tablets, capsules, patches, and other forms of prescription drugs for proper disposal.  Liquids, syringes, sharps and other drugs will not be accepted.

Drop off Location Sites:

Police Headquarters                     770 Hi-Hope Rd, Lawrenceville, GA  30043

District 1 - West Precinct              6160 Crescent Dr; Norcross, GA 30071

District 2 - South Precinct             2180 Stone Dr; Lilburn, GA 30047

District 3 - North Precinct              2735 Mall of Georgia Blvd; Buford, GA 30518

District 4 - East Precinct               2273 Alcovy Rd; Dacula, GA 30019

District 5 - Central Precinct           3125 Satellite Blvd; Duluth, GA 30096

District 6 - Bay Creek Precinct     185 Ozora Rd; Loganville, GA 30052


Fulton County Sheriff's Office Participating in National Drug Take Back Day

  Residents of Fulton County have the chance to safely dispose of their expired or unused prescription drugs, as the Fulton County Sheriff's Office takes part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Everyone is welcome to come out to the Juvenile Justice Building, located at 395 Pryor Street in Atlanta from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd, to drop off any unused or expired medication.

In addition, if residents are unable to make it out to Saturday's event, Fulton County has eight locations where citizens can drop off their over-the-counter and prescription drugs, during business hours year-round. Those locations are as follows:

·         Fulton County Courthouse: 185 Central Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, GA

·         Fulton County Courthouse: 136 Pryor Street, S.W., Atlanta, GA

·         Fulton County Jail/Union City: 6500 Watson Street, Union City, GA

·         Fulton County Government Building: 141 Pryor Street, S.W., Atlanta, GA

·         Fulton County Government Building: 130 Peachtree Street S.W., Atlanta, GA

·         South Annex Service Center: 5600 Stonewall Tell Rd., College Park, GA

·         North Annex Service Center: 7741 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA

·         Fulton County Juvenile Court: 395 Pryor Street, S.W., Atlanta, GA


National Drug Take Back Day is done in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The day provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction, and overdose deaths.


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