The Defuniak Springs Police joined with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the National Pill Take-Back Event September 25, 2010. This program was designed to allow anyone anonymously to properly dispose of prescription medications that were in a pill bottle. The DeFuniak Springs Police participating in this event, because of our commitment to our community in saving our environment from the potential effects that these drugs can have on animals and our drinking water, when they are thrown away and sent to the landfill and not properly dispose of.
MIAMI – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division (MFD), and Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark R. Trouville announced the results of DEA’s Prescription Drug Take-Back. In just four hours, 4 ½ tons of prescription drugs were collected from over 140 sites across Florida. The collected drugs were safely disposed of at the following four sites in Florida: Miami-Fort Lauderdale area - 1 ½ tons, Orlando – 1 ½ tons, Tampa – ½ ton, and Tallahassee – 1 ton.
“The proper destruction of tons of unwanted, unused drugs results in a safer medicine cabinet and a cleaner environment,” “When these drugs are disposed of properly, they cannot end up in the hands of abusers or our youth.”