Prescription drug take back event Saturday

If you have unused medications you're not sure what to do with, you can turn them in, no questions asked on Saturday.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the event, South Carolinians will be able to drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted pills at sites across the state free of charge, no questions asked.

Only pills and other solids, like patches, can be brought to the collection sites. Liquids and needles will not be collected.

This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, theft, misuse, and abuse.

Click here to find a drop off site near you.

Here are some of the drop off sites in our area:

Bennettsville - CVS Pharmacy, 1085 Cottingham Blvd.

Conway - CVS Pharmacy, 707 Church Street

Darlington - Walgreens, 1005 South Governor Williams Highway

Darlington - Darlington County Sheriff's Office, 1621 Harry Byrd Highway

Florence - Town House Drive-In Restaurant, 317 South Irby Street

Georgetown - Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, 430 North Fraser Street

Hartsville - Walgreens, 901 South Fifth Street

North Myrtle Beach - Walmart, 550 Highway 17 North

Pawleys Island - Midway Fire Rescue, 67 St. Paul's Place