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Prescription Pill Take Back Saturday

The Dunwoody Police Department will be allowing people to drop off unwanted or unused prescription pills as part of a DEA event.

The Dunwoody Police department is teaming up with the DEA Saturday in "Operation Pill Drop," an event that allows people to dispose of unused and expired medication safely.

The Dunwoody Police department was part of a spring event in which more than 4,000 agencies across the U.S. were involved.

"We are pleased at the response of the American people once again, and we thank them for participating an contributing to the battle against prescription drug abuse," said Michele Leonhart, DEA administrator.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. people are invited to bring their medications to the lobby of the police department, located at 41 Perimeter Center East.

Take note. The department can't take needles, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment and hydrogen peroxide.

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