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National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 4:57 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - DEA National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday and the Meridian Police Department is participating with a drop-off site at Uptown Meridian mall, by the movie theatre entrance.

The East Mississippi Drug Task Force delivered boxes full of already-discarded prescription drugs Friday from drop-off locations and the medication drop-box at MPD headquarters.

This event allows folks to safely dispose of their unwanted or unneeded drugs completely anonymously.

“They’re keeping them out of the hands of our teenagers or others struggling with drug abuse,” Lt. Rita Jack said. “Come on out to the Uptown Meridian mall, Saturday October 23rd from the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and help us save a life.”

MPD has already collected over 270 pounds of prescription drugs.

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