National Pill Take Back Day asks no questions
National Pill Take Back Day is tomorrow and law enforcement agencies around North Central Florida will be participating. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says the program aims to help the community crack down on prescription drug abuse.
Lowe says collection sites will be at law enforcement locations from 10AM until 2PM. There will be no questions asked at the drop off site, and those turning in pills will not face any charges.
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