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.
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