On Saturday September 25, from 10:00 a.m. Until 2:00 p.m. the Newton County Sheriff's Office will be hosting one of 2,700 national sites for the Drug Enforcement Administration's prescription drug “Take-Back” campaign. The NCSO will be holding the event inside the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Industrial Blvd. NCSO personnel will have a drop-off station set up and clearly marked for citizens to locate and discard unwanted prescription drugs. The "Take-Back" campaign seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The Sheriff's Office is partnering with the DEA to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. The service is free and anonymous to all citizens in Newton County and surrounding areas with no questions asked.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown urges all Newton Citizens to get involved and bring any dangerous, unwanted or unused prescription drugs to the drop off location on Sept. 25 He said, "Many do not realize the tragic impact that prescription drugs (when abused) has on our Society. When law enforcement and the community we protect work together in taking these drugs off our streets it makes the quality of life better for us all.”