The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, will be at both the Walmart and Kroger stores in Gloucester from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to receive expired/unwanted over-the-counter and prescription drugs from the community.
A GCSO deputy will be stationed in the pharmacy area in both stores to collect the medicine from the public and stow it in provided containers, which will later be turned over to the area DEA office for destruction. This is an annual event wherein GCSO partners with the DEA’s “Drug Take Back Initiative” to help prevent improper disposal of medications at home. “We encourage you to bring your expired or unwanted medications to this event so that we may dispose of it appropriately,” a GCSO release stated.
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