Drug Take Back Day netted 210 pounds of medications


By Alberta Stojkovic - The Sentinel



Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel 135 people dropped off medications that amounted to 210 pounds of prescription medications, over-the-counter meds and veterinary medications


Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Rainy weather didn’t stop the drug take back day at Krogers. From left are Kroger Pharmacist, Justin Peak; Kroger Pharmacy tech, Derrica Reynolds; Jodi Hayes DAAP Co-chairman and DAAP Coordinator, Ashley Glass.


Despite heavy rain, thunder and wind, 135 people dropped off medications Saturday at the Morrow County Sheriff’s Drug Take Back Day at Kroger’s parking lot.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention (DAAP) Coordinator, Ashley Glass said they received 210 pounds of prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) meds and veterinary medications for safe disposal.

The national drug take-back event was a cooperative venture in Morrow County with the Sheriff, Kroger Pharmacy and DAAP working together. DAAP is a coalition to bring drug and alcohol awareness and prevention to the Morrow County community through education programs, speakers and organized events.

Glass said individuals can also drop off unused and expired medications at one of the two medication drop boxes in the county. The drop boxes are located at the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and the Cardington Police Station.

Items to drop off are prescription pills of any kind, OTC medications, medication samples, Veterinary medications and vitamins. Do not drop off needles, syringes, lancets, thermometers, aerosol cans, IV bags, Hydrogen Peroxide, bloody or infectious wastes, empty containers. Remove all prescription labels.

The national take back day and the local medication disposal boxes can help prevent drug abuse, accidental poisoning and overdose, and contamination of water and the environment.

Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel 135 people dropped off medications that amounted to 210 pounds of prescription medications, over-the-counter meds and veterinary medications
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_DSC_0192-2-.jpgAlberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel 135 people dropped off medications that amounted to 210 pounds of prescription medications, over-the-counter meds and veterinary medications

Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Rainy weather didn’t stop the drug take back day at Krogers. From left are Kroger Pharmacist, Justin Peak; Kroger Pharmacy tech, Derrica Reynolds; Jodi Hayes DAAP Co-chairman and DAAP Coordinator, Ashley Glass.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_pills.jpgAlberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Rainy weather didn’t stop the drug take back day at Krogers. From left are Kroger Pharmacist, Justin Peak; Kroger Pharmacy tech, Derrica Reynolds; Jodi Hayes DAAP Co-chairman and DAAP Coordinator, Ashley Glass.

By Alberta Stojkovic

The Sentinel

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