National Drug Take Back begins tomorrow

National Drug Take Back day starts tomorrow. It's about providing a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs.

Posted: Oct 29, 2017 6:10 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2017 6:10 AM

National Drug Take Back day is on Saturday and it's about providing a safe and convenient ways to dispose of prescription drugs.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office is just one of the eight permanent drop sites here in Lane County. 

Law enforcement agencies across the nation pair up with the drug enforcement administration to gather expired or unwanted medications for proper disposal.

The event is put on to prevent incorrect disposal of drugs and to prevent prescription drug abuse. Some methods of disposal could cause harm to the environment. 

"Prescription drug abuse issues start out with using something that's within their own home," Carrie Carver of Lane County Sheriff's Office said. "So we want to get those out of the medicine cabinets that way we can decrease the chances that those medications are abused."

The Lane County Sheriff's department will also be hosting their bi-annual Drug Take Back event at the Bi-Mart in Florence.

The Drug Enforcement Administration will also be collecting unwanted medication at the Springfield Justice Center, LCC Campus building 19, LCC Downtown, Coburg City Hall, Brownsville City Hall, and Harrisburg City Hall.

For more information on the Drug Take Back Day click here.

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