Clanton Police to hold prescription drug Take Back

Published 2:19 pm Friday, April 25, 2014

Clanton Police will have a busy weekend as the agency sponsors the 2014 Prescription Drug Take Back effort and steps up its traffic enforcement.

CPD is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and CVS Pharmacy for the “drug take-back.”

Officers will be in the CVS parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday to take back any unused or unwanted prescription medications.

CVS is located at 1105 Seventh St. N. in Clanton.

“We took in over 46 pounds of prescription medication last year and hope this year will be an even bigger success,” CPD Cpl. David Kline said. “The purpose is to keep unwanted or unused medications out of the hands of people they are not prescribed to.

“Prescription drug abuse is a major concern in Clanton, and this program helps get these medications off the street.”

It is not recommended to dispose of prescription drugs in the toilet because chemicals can end up in the water stream.

Drugs collected at the take-back are turned over to DEA for proper disposal.

Clanton Police also announced on its Facebook page that officers will conduct increased traffic enforcement this weekend.

“Our officers will be performing license checkpoints in various locations,” the post read. “Please have all of your paperwork and license ready if you pass through a checkpoint; this helps us to minimize the delay to motorists. Also, be cautious around these areas where officers are in or near the roadway.”