Drug Take Back
5:07 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

State, Federal Officials Unveil Drug Return Plan

Top state and federal criminal justice officials are urging Alabama residents to participate in 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 on Thursday announced there would be 60 sites around the state Saturday that would accept prescription drugs being turned in by the public.

Alabama officials said they have expanded the state's participation in what has been a national program.

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

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.