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Red Mailbox Program Collects Old Prescription Drugs

Your medicine cabinets might be filled with old prescription drugs. Now there is a new way to dispose of them in Forsyth.

All you have to do is look for the red mailbox.

Forsyth police chief, Keith Corely, teamed up with Castleberry Drug Company to help the Drug Enforcement Administration collect drugs all year long. 

The DEA's program only holds take-back day twice a year. That's when residents can dispose old medicine safely by dropping it off local law enforcement.

You can find the red mailbox next to the police station off South Kimbell Street.

"We hear all kinds of horror stories about people flushing all kinds of prescription drugs coming down the toilet and also flushing it down the sink and it's getting into our drinking water. To prevent that, we are promoting this program, a prescription drug take back program," says Corely.

Corely says the drugs are stored in the evidence room until the DEA comes and picks the bundle up.

The next DEA take-back day is scheduled for April 27.


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