Saturday Is National Drug Take-Back Day

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"The nonmedical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America", Buckeye Police Department spokeswomen Donna Rossi said.

"We don't want that to happen, so we want the public to know they can bring the medications to the police department and dispose of it", said Officer John Lacy with the Overland Park Police Department.

National Prescription Take Back Day takes place between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

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All across MI and here in the Upper Peninsula, law enforcement and volunteers collected outdated and un-used prescription drugs. It is an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

And you can drop off your meds without worry since disposal of unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medication at these locations is no questions asked and free.

On Saturday, the Sevier County Sheriff's Office and police departments of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge will join forces with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially unsafe expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. "Proper disposal of unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications helps not only protect our environment, but more importantly, saves lives". Personal information will be removed from the containers.

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Moline started participating in Drug Take Back Day back in April.

"I don't want to flush them down the toilet".

Cabrini's Security Manager Alex Castaneda said according to the CDC, 66 percent of drug induced deaths past year were due to opioid use.

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