by Krystal Paco
Guam - Statistics show that 26% of teens that first use drugs are going to abuse a prescription drug. With this reality, the U.S. Attorney's Office and a dozen community partners are asking that residents clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in any unused or expired prescription drugs as part of prescription drug take back day.
Drug Enforcement Administration resident agent in charge Michael Puralewski told KUAM News, "I ask parents not to be your kids drug dealers because if more than half of them get it from families medicine cabinets that's a very disturbing fact. If you don't need it get rid of it but if you do need it make sure you can account for each and every pill."
Drug Take Back Day is slated for Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. residents may drop off their medicines with no questions asked to the Agana Shopping Center, Andersen Air force Base, Navy Base Exchange, and the Dededo and Agat Mayors Offices.
Last year the initiative collected 220 pounds between Guam and the CNMI.