(11/02/2011)

Deputy J.D. Smith collects drugs to be properly disposed

By Jean Simers

The second annual Take Back Day for drugs netted 295 different prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs with a weight of 16.5 pounds.

Organizers said the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was very pleased with the results Saturday.

The Calhoun Substance Abuse Coalition would like to thank everyone who made Take Back Day such a success.

Special thanks to Sheriff Allen Parsons for his assistance in continuing a Take Back site in Calhoun County and to Deputy J. D. Smith for his assistance.

Also thanks to the Calhoun County Committee on Aging for use of their facility; J&B Drug Store and Rite Aid Drug Store for distributing inserts in prescription bags about the Take Back program; Calhoun County Schools for distribution of flyers; Calhoun Chronicle and Hur Herald for their promotion and coverage of the event; businesses for displaying posters; the United in Prevention Substance Abuse Prevention Grant; and all of the individuals who participated in Take Back Day.


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