MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) The Mobile County Sheriff's Office and a Baker High school student helped get potentially dangerous prescription drugs off the streets Saturday.
"Operation Medicine Cabinet" was in full effect. Folks came out in numbers to get rid of their expired medicine.
Baker High School senior Austin Saunders partnered with MCSO for this event, which was from 9 a.m. to noon.
"I just want people to know that abusing prescription drugs is a big problem out there today and we need to raise awareness about it so that teenagers know that it's something dangerous."
Austin is participating in the Drug Education Council's Red Ribbon Community Project. If he wins he could get scholarship money for college.
MCSO officials tell LOCAL 15 News 7 bags of assorted medication has been collected so far.
LOCAL 15 will have an update on the total amount collected Monday.
Even if you missed today's event, a drop box to get rid of prescription drugs is available 24 hours a day at the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.
For more information go to http://www.mobileso.com/operation-medicine-cabinet/