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National Day of Prescription Drug Recovery Saturday, April 28

Local law enforcement agencies want you to take the opportunity this weekend to be proactive and help them fight drug abuse by removing unwanted and obsolete medications from your home.

Return day. Several local counties organize events throughout the community where residents can leave medications they no longer want or medications that are outdated. The event is a safe, convenient and anonymous way to get rid of drugs while educating the general public about the potential for abuse since statistics show that addiction can sometimes start with prescription drugs found in the home.

The sites are open from 10 am to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

Clermont County houses three sites, including one in the sheriff's office. Deputy Chief Chris Stratton says the event is free and simple to participate.

"You can bring the original containers of the medication, we ask you to remove the label or take a Sharpie and scratch your information, and if you wish you can throw the medication in the containers". said Stratton.

Most county and city police departments have large, permanent containers in their halls called medication boxes. Clermont County reports that residents leave 15 to 20 pounds of unwanted medications per week. Medications are weighed and finally disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

The guidelines for the permanent drug boxes and the routine for the National Drug Take Back are the same.

The sites will accept pills, capsules, blisters and medicine patches. They will not accept liquids, syringes, glucose needles, inhalers or medical supplies.

"It's getting ahead, it's the most responsible for the environment, curious children at home, not necessarily teenagers who try to abuse him, but even children who check the trash," Stratton said.

To find a city or county in your area that has a permanent medication mailbox, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration website and click on the locator on your collection site and simply enter your zip code. Click here for link

Local national prescription drug return sites include:

Boone County:
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
– Bonne County Sheriff's Office, 3,000 Conrad Lane, Burlington
-Union City Building, 1843 Mount Zion Road, Union, KY
-Walton City Building, 40 North Main Street, Walton, KY [19659003] Clermont County
Saturday, April 28
10 am-2 pm
– Charlton County Sheriff's Office, 4470 State Route 222 Batavia, OH 45103
– Central Assembly Fire Department, 2401 Old State Route 32
– Charlotte County Northeastern High School, 5327 Hutchinson Rd , Batavia, OH

Warren County
Saturday, April 28
10 am-2 pm
-Kroger, 5100 Terra Firma Drive, Mason

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