From Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose
Sandy Springs Police held its third annual Drug Take Back day at police headquarters this past Saturday. This year’s total of 105 pounds exceeded last year’s total of 80 pounds.
Americans participating in the DEA’s four previous Take-Back Days turned in nearly 1.6 million pounds—almost 774 tons—of prescription drugs.
“The growing response to DEA’s national Take Back Day events demonstrates that the public understands, and wants to help combat, the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in America," said DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart. “ [The] DEA will continue holding these national Take Back Day events as long as they are needed to prevent diversion, addiction, and overdose deaths.”