Drug Take-Back Day in Hall County, held Saturday, netted 58 pounds of unwanted, unused prescription drugs.
The event, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration initiative, aims to collect and properly dispose of the medications to prevent prescription drug abuse.
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police Department and Oakwood Police Department participated. The event is also sponsored by the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County and Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County.
The event is scheduled to continue every six months. This is the fourth time the sheriff’s office has participated.