From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Monroe Police Department will be accepting unwanted and outdated prescription drugs under the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day program.
According to the DEA website, anyone wishing to participate can take the drugs they wish to discard to the the municipal parking lot of the Monroe Police Department, 116 South Broad St., (back parking lot), in Monroe. The DEA reported that during the last take back in April this year, 371 tons of prescription medications were collected at more than 5,829 locations nationwide. In total, 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications were removed during the last six buy back days.
On April 27, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event. When added to the collections from DEA’s previous five Take-Back events, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.