October 19, 2022

Biloxi and DEA To Hold 23rd National Drug Take Back Day

Morgan Howard

Source: Biloxi PD
The Biloxi Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announces its 23rd National Take Back Day.
WHEN?: Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
WHERE?: Biloxi Police Department, 170 Porter Avenue, Biloxi MS
At the last Take-Back Day, 360 tons of medications were collected nationwide.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids were involved in 49,860 overdose deaths in 2019 (70.6% of all overdose deaths).
Additionally, prescription opioids were involved in over 28% of those overdose deaths.
These staggering statistics further emphasize the need for these continued Take Back efforts where the Biloxi Police Department, our DEA, and other local partners provide locations where the public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications.
Community members can drop these items at the Biloxi Police Department.
The Biloxi Police Department and the DEA will collect:
  • Tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs
  • Liquids (including intravenous solutions)
  • Syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted.
  • We will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at the drop-off location, provided the lithium batteries are removed.
Helping people dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way the Biloxi Police Department and the DEA are working to reduce addiction and stem overdose deaths.
For informational flyers, Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Drug Treatment Services locations, and more about Take Back Day, visit https://www.dea.gov/takebackday
National Results from the 21st National Drug Takeback (October 2021):
  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,427
  • Total Collection Sites: 5,144
  • Total Weight Collected: 721,093 lbs. (360 Tons)

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