The Ocoee Police Department is helping the community keep their loved ones safe with its participation in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Drug Take Back Day helps to encourage the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
According to the DEA, a majority of people who abuse prescription medications get them from family, friends or the medicine cabinet.
The Ocoee police are aiming to help keep drugs out of local hands by encouraging residents to bring their expired, unused and unwanted prescription medicines to the department.
The department will host its safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at 646 Ocoee Commerce Parkway.