Politics & Government
8:21 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Officials Set Ala. News Conference on Drug Program

Top state and federal criminal justice officials plan to hold a news conference to announce a program that will allow people to turn in prescription drugs with no questions asked.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, U.S. Attorney George Beck and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday at the U.S Attorney's office in Montgomery.


The officials will discuss Saturday's scheduled event that will allow people to turn in prescription drugs at more than 60 sites around Alabama.


Law enforcement agents will man the sites and will accept any prescription drugs, but the focus of the program is on narcotics prescriptions such as hydrocodone and morphine.


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