Next Drug Collection Event This Saturday

Next Drug Collection Event This Saturday

Kerry Wise
October 27, 2017

"Dose of reality is a public awareness campaign focused on: education on how to safely use prescription drugs, store prescriptions safely by locking them up and keeping them out of reach of children, and safely disposing of all medication".

This Saturday, people can clean out their medicine cabinets and drop off unused or expired drugs at the JPD headquarters at 1651 Atwood Avenue.

"In Connecticut, the total number of pounds collected a year ago was 8,615 pounds and in MA the count total 27,294 pounds of unused or expired drugs that could have done a lot of harm if they fell into the wrong hands".

28, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Gonzales police will be having a drop off prescription drug location at the station from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

"The majority of prescription drug abusers say they get their drugs free from friends and family, including from the home medicine cabinet", he said. Liquid drugs are accepted, but not in syringes or other sharp containers.

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Berkeley County: The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office will accept unwanted prescription medicine at the county magistrate's office at 223 N. Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

The take-back programs help reduce childhood overdoses, restrict household drug theft, limit the accumulation of drugs by the elderly, protect our physical environment, reduce pharmaceutical contamination of fresh water and eliminate waste.

While the DEA's event lasts for four hours Saturday, safe disposal sites for prescription drugs are located year-round at the Lewis County Law and Justice Center in Chehalis, the Centralia Police Department, the Morton Police Department and Winlock City Hall, according to Lewis County.

"I mean just here at the Laurel Police Department we've collected approximately 600 pounds [of prescription drugs] over the times we've done [the take-back event]", said Cox. The DEA says so far the events have resulted in more than 8.1 million pounds of pills being turned in. "Help our community by going through your medicine cabinet and taking drugs to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office collection site at Piggly Wiggly on October 28".