Armstrong Participates in Prescription Drug Drop-off Program
(Jan. 23, 2013) The Armstrong Police Department has been selected by the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) as the Savannah area’s year-round prescription drug drop-off location. The department now hosts a permanent drop box for accepting unused prescription drugs, located in the lobby of the university police building on campus. The police department is open 24 hours a day, year-round. The program is open to the public, and all drop-offs are confidential.
The permanent installation of the box is made possible through the Think About It campaign, a program administered by the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation (MAGF), that offers permanent solutions to help eliminate the abuse and improper disposal of unused prescription drugs. The Armstrong Police Department has regularly participated in the biannual National Drug Take Back program as one of the largest collection points in the region, and the new drop box now allows the university to provide this service to the community throughout the year.
Disposed drugs may be in or out of a container, but needles are not permitted. All items will be collected and destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
For additional information on the drop box program, call the Armstrong Police Department at 912.344.3333.