WCSO celebrates Drug Take Back Day results

Warren County Sheriff's Office

Local law enforcement partnered with Valley Health and the Drug Enforcement Agency for the bi-annual Drug Take Back Day over the weekend.

Last year, organizations collected over 721,000 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs from across the country.

This year, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office alone collected 125 pounds of unneeded prescription medication.

The next Drug Take Back Day will be held in October.

You can also check with a local pharmacy to see if they offer a drug takeback program or contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and they will provide a free Deterra drug neutralizing pouch to dispose of medications.

Discarding unwanted and unneeded medications is the easiest way to reduce the chance of drug abuse, misuse or overdose in your home.

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Local law enforcement participate in Drug Take Back Day

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Local law enforcement including the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day today from 10 am to 2 pm.

The goal of the initiative is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

It is estimated that over 107,000 die of a drug overdose each year and removing unwanted medication is one step you can take to help.

Last year, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 720,000 pounds of unwanted medication during the one day event.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Citizens who wish to discard unused, expired, or unwanted medications are encouraged to drop them off at one of numerous collection sites.

Removing unneeded medications from the home is an important step to prevent medication misuse or addiction.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Valley Health to provide a drop off location.

The Valley Health Complex on North Commerce Avenue will be accepting drop offs from 10 am – 2 pm.

To find the nearest collection site for you, head to DEATakeBack.com.

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