North Charleston, DEA take back prescription pills

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NORTH CHALESTON, S.C. (AP) — The North Charleston Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration are collecting unused prescription drugs from the public.

The drug take-back event on Saturday at North Charleston City Hall is designed to help people get expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs out of the homes and keep them from being abused. Collecting medications also prevents overdoses and protects waterways from becoming polluted with pharmaceuticals.

It's the ninth time in four years the drug take-back program has been held.

Only pills and patches are being accepted at the event that being held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Authorities are accepting the drugs with no questions asked.

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