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Florence Police host drug take-back event Saturday

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Florence Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency for a drug take back event on Saturday, April 26.

Florence is joining law enforcement agencies across the country for the 8th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Saturday's event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town House Drive Restaurant on 317 South Irby Street.

Anyone who wants to bring old or unwanted prescriptions or drugs is welcome, and no questions will be asked, said Major Carlos Raines with Florence Police.

Unused medications are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, theft, misuse, and abuse, the DEA states, and almost twice as many Americans, 6.8 million, abuse prescription drugs than the number using cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin and inhalants combined.

"DEA is collaborating with a multitude of community and law enforcement partners to show our commitment to decrease addiction caused by pharmaceutical drugs," commented Harry S. Sommers, the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division. "This campaign provides a safe and environmentally sound way for Americans to dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications. Through this collaborative effort, we will eliminate a major source for abused prescription drugs and make our communities safer."

Horry County and Georgetown County are also participating in the national drug take-back day. Find more information about those events here:

Horry County: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/25314585/nmb-to-host-drug-take-back-initiative

Georgetown County: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/25287345/sheriffs-office-collecting-unwanted-prescription-drugs-april-26

To find the drop off location nearest to you, head here: http://1.usa.gov/1famER6

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