Biloxi PD participates in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Biloxi Police Department held its semi-annual Take Back Day for prescription drugs.

Every six months, the department sets up a table in the front office at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center for the public to drop off any unused prescriptions.

Those drugs will be shipped to Birmingham, where they will be destroyed in a medical furnace.

The department also runs a drop box for unwanted medicines year-round and encourages the public to drop anything off during normal business hours. DEA Gulfport Supervisor John W. Moore said, “The whole problem with opioids has become, as everyone knows with the news, a massive problem in the United States over the last ten years or so. We’re making this effort so people can safely get them out of their cabinets, out of their homes without having to worry about throwing them away and having some pick them out of the trash. You’re absolutely not supposed to flush them down the toilet because that gets them in the water supply.”

For more information on what you can and can’t drop off, visit dea.gov/takebackday.

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