Apr 27, 2011 2:30 PM by Andy Koen

The DEA wants your old drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most frequently abused drugs in America can be found in your medicine cabinet. People are abusing prescription drugs more than any other narcotic.

Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says a new public service announcement campaign launched by his agency aims to curb the growth of prescription drug use.

"We need to get the message out there to folks that this is being so highly abused, it is so addictive, it is leading kids to basically as a gateway into other drugs," Barden said.

The DEA and local law enforcement agencies across the country are encouraging the public to dispose of their old prescriptions at the nearest police department, sheriff's office or state patrol office this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Click here to find the nearest drop off location.


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