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Article Published 04/08/2014

This month on April 26th, The D.E.A. (Drug Enforcement Administration) and law enforcement agencies across the nation are again coordinating a drug "take-back" day to provide citizens a chance to safely dispose of unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

According the D.E.A., medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning, and flushed and trashed medications can end up polluting our waters. Prescription drug abuse is alarmingly high, and dangerous medications left in drawers and medicine cabinets can be easily obtained by children.

The Layton Police Department assists in coordinating the drug "take-back" program every year. In 2013, over 500 pounds of prescription medications were collected and destroyed during this event. This is a safe and efficient way to dispose of expired or unwanted medications. Don't wait! Clean out your medicine cabinets and drawers. Bring medications for disposal on the following date, time, and location:

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. AT SMITH’S 1170 E. GENTILE LAYTON

More information about the program is available at the following website.