Knox County, OH – Saturday, April 28, 2018, Knox County participated in the national Spring Drug Take Back Day. Although it was a bit chilly, a record-breaking total of 142.16 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medication were collected. This year also brought in quite a few liquids, patches and inhalants.
Specifically, 66 pounds were collected at the Knox County Health Department, 44.68 pounds were collected at Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy, 8.84 pounds were collected at the Danville Police Department and 22.64 pounds were collected at the Fredericktown Police Department.
KSAAT would like to thank the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown Police Department, Danville Police Department and the Mount Vernon Police Department for leading each drop-off location as well as all of the KSAAT volunteers that donated their time to make this event a success.
The next county-wide drug take back day will be held in the Fall of 2018. However, you can always anonymously drop off your medications at our three 24/7 drop-boxes. These drop-boxes are located at the Mount Vernon Police Department, Fredericktown Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Please do not dispose of liquids, inhalers, or illegals in these drop-boxes.
KSAAT thanks all of you for cleaning out your medicine cabinets to make Knox County safer! Unite in our Fight!
Knox County, OH – Saturday, April 28, 2018, Knox County will be participating in the national Drug Take Back Day. KSAAT, in partnership with our local law enforcement agencies, are pleased to sponsor this collection day for Knox County residents to dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications safely. Drop-off locations in Knox County include: Knox County Health Department, Danville Police Department, Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy and the Fredericktown Police Department.
Drug Take Back Day is vital as many Americans are not aware that medicines left in one’s home are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Spring is the perfect time to clean out your cabinets and dispose of your medications in all forms including pills, liquids, creams and inhalers!
If you are unable to make it out Saturday, April 28th, there are 24/7 drop-boxes located at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Fredericktown Police Department and the Mount Vernon Police Department. Collections from these 24/7 drop-boxes remain anonymous and please do not put liquids, inhalers or illegals in the drop-boxes.
We look forward to making our Spring Drug Take Back Day a success!
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