Athens Elks Lodge #973 partnered with the DEA and the Athens Police Department on Saturday, October 27, 2018 for the National Drug Take Back Initiative. This event is where community members turn in unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications, to be disposed of properly. It removes the medications from your home to prevent theft or misuse, as well as preventing them to end up in the water supply or environment.
Ninety two (92) pounds of prescription medications were collected from the Elks Lodge site during the day. The Athens Elks Lodge provided it's parking lot for the community event. In addition, the lodge provided lunch and soft drinks for the officers staffing the event.