This Saturday April 27 from 10:00 am to 12 Noon CDST, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency in a “Drug Take Back” program to be held at Beauregard Drugs located at 7667 AL Highway 51 in the Beauregard community. This initiative provides the opportunity for the public to rid their homes of unused, unwanted and out-of-date prescription medicines. This is a free service and no questions are asked by officials participating in the effort. Last September alone, Americans turned in more than 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 2,500 sites operated by the DEA and their state and local law enforcement partners. This program addresses vital public safety and public health issues by properly disposing of medicines that otherwise might be diverted or misused. Studies have indicated that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends and many times the source is the home medicine cabinet.