38 pounds of medication turned in at Sarasota Police Department on April 27

Law enforcement agencies worked with DEA on National Drug Take-Back Initiative

These are the medications collected by the Sarasota Police Department on April 27. Photo courtesy of the department

On April 27, officers with the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit collected 38 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs during the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the department announced.
Members of the DEA will dispose of the drugs properly, a press release points out.

The Sarasota Police Department also has a permanent drop-box in its lobby at Sarasota Police Headquarters, located at 2099 Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota, the release notes. That box may be accessed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, for people to drop off unused, expired and unwanted prescriptions drugs, the release adds.

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