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Jeff Co. Sheriff's Office participating in national drug take back event this weekend

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL -

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is once again participating in the national drug take back initiative.

"Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership

for a Drug Free America," according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. In an effort to address this problem, the DEA, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, conduct the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day."

The event is a safe way for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

The sheriff's office will be receiving unwanted prescription medications at the following location this Saturday:

Center Point Substation

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Center Point Sheriff's Substation

2651 Center Point Parkway

Center Point, AL 35215

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