Chief Thomas N. Culpepper of the Cartersville Police Department advised today that the Department will once again partner with the DEA in the nationwide DEA fall drug take-back program.


The Police Department will conduct the fall take-back on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  The location for this year’s program will be at the Public Safety Headquarters located at 195 Cassville Road in Cartersville.  Citizens are encouraged to turn in unused prescriptions and unused over-the-counter medications.  The Department does not accept syringes and other bio-hazard items.  After being collected, the drugs are burned so it is not necessary for citizens to remove labels from each bottle or box that is turned in.


In addition to the September 27th event, the Police Department has a drop-box for medications in the lobby of the Public Safety Headquarters. The public may bring in medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and drop them in the tan mailbox.  The contents of the box are also burned on a regular basis.


Chief Culpepper stated, “We are always willing to participate in the Drug Take Back program.  At the spring event this year we collected 75 pounds of unused medications and since January 1st of this year our drop-box in the lobby has collected 30 pounds. “