National Prescription Take Back Day

The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) periodically sponsors National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – a way for residents to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting. Local agencies participated in the event Saturday, April 30, in front of Atmore City Hall. Shown are, from left, Sgt. Chris Corbitt with the Atmore Police Department; Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks; Meagan White with P.E.I.R. (People Engaged In Recovery); and Mollie Pizzotti with the Escambia Drug Court and Drug Education Council. Brooks said more than 60 pounds of medications were turned in.