Police collect 200 pounds of prescription drugs at "Drug Take Back Day"


Police collect 200 pounds of prescription drugs at "Drug Take Back Day"

Law enforcement officers will be present at sites throughout Alabama to receive unused prescription drugs for safe and proper disposal. "We want to help be a part of the solution". The disposal service is offered free of charge and no questions asked. The stores are located in Niagara Falls, Amherst, Orchard Park, Buffalo (5), Depew, Olean, Jamestown, Tonawanda, Arcade, Batavia, Dunkirk, Baldwinsville, Syracuse, Greece, Dansville and Bath, N.Y.

Local agencies are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to provide a venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.

After the success of the last National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in April, the program returns again Saturday.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

"We don't want that to happen, so we want the public to know they can bring the medications to the police department and dispose of it", said Officer John Lacy with the Overland Park Police Department.

Douglas Anders of St. Louis County said that his battle with cancer put him on several prescription drugs.

This year the Moline Police Department collected more than 200 pounds of prescription drugs. Participants are encouraged to remove labels or black-out information beforehand.

Prescription drugs can be dropped off from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Muskingum County has also created a permanent drop off site that runs 24/7 at the Muskingum County jail.

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