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Drug Take-Back Day Is April 27

The Decatur and Avondale Estates police departments will accept unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 27.

The Decatur and Avondale Estates police departments are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This is an event where citizens can turn in unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

Residents of the Decatur and Avondale Estates area can take old prescription drugs to these locations.

  • Decatur Police Department at the department’s communications center at 314-C Church St. If you have questions, contact Capt. Richards at 404-373-6551.
  • Avondale Estates Police Department at department headquarters at 21 N.Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates. If you have questions, contact Sgt. Jason Browen at 404-294-5400, ext 212, or email jbrowen@avondaleestates.org.

In the past four Take-Back events, law enforcement agencies across the United States removed more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications from circulation. 

clm1950 April 08, 2013 at 06:18 PM
How do they dispose of the prescriptions?
Ralph Ellis April 08, 2013 at 07:24 PM
A drug take back website says, "The collected medicines are disposed by high temperature incineration at a secure permitted facility. This is the most environmentally sound disposal method which ensures the chemicals are completely destroyed."

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