Drug Take-Back Day works to prevent pill abuse, theft

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- To prevent pill abuse and theft, places around the Lowcountry are participating in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Saturday, people will be able to bring their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to participating locations for disposal. In April, Americans turned in more than 742,000 pounds of prescription drugs at 5,800 sites. The initiative is operated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement partners.Lowcountry law enforcement partners will be at the locations listed below on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.Charleston: Charleston Police Headquarters, 180 Lockwood BoulevardCharleston: Citadel Mall in the parking lot near the CARTA Park-N-Ride, 2060 Sam Rittenburg BoulevardGeorgeto Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, 430 N. Fraser StreetJohns Island: Vincent Drug Store, 110 Planted Row LaneNorth Charleston: Charleston COunty Sheriff's Office, 3505 Pinehaven DriveNorth Charleston: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall LaneNorth Charleston: Ashley River Fire Department, 8045 Dorchester RoadMount Pleasant: Mount Pleasant Police Department, 100 Ann Edwards LanePawleys Island: Midway Fire Rescue Headquarters, 67 St. Paul's PlaceSaint George: Dorchester County Courthouse, 5200 Bilton Boulevard {}Summerville: Summerville Police Department, 300 West 2nd North StreetSummerville: Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, 212 Deming WayFor more participating locations, click here.

For more information on how to dispose of medication, click here.

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