Stories tagged with: DEA

April 22, 2014 - 11:25am
1 day 13 hours ago

'National Prescription Drug Take Back Day' is this Saturday April 26th.

The Muskingum County Sheriffs Department as well as the DEA are working to help clean out medicine cabinets and dispose of prescription drugs properly. Unique to the Zanesville area, the Muskingum County Sheriff's office has partnered with ZMCHD, as well as Genesis Healthcare and Northside Pharmacy and will be offering a drive-thru where ALL DRUGS including needles and liquids are accepted.

"You never...

April 14, 2014 - 5:20pm
1 week 3 days ago

It won't be long now until you will be able to get rid of outdated prescription drugs.

As a part of the Drug Enforcement Agency's national drug take back day, the South Zanesville Riesbeck's Pharmacy is asking the public to drop off their unwanted medications.

"It's important because we don't want these drugs to fall in the wrong hands or in the hands of our children, or somebody that doesn't know how to medications," said Riesbeck's Store Event Coordinator, Susan...

October 26, 2013 - 4:20pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

Volunteers and local law enforcement agencies worked together to get prescription drugs off the streets.

For the last three years, the DEA , the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office have held drug take back days for locals to safely dispose of their unwanted drugs. Sheriff Matt Lutz say he is pleased with Saturday's turn out.

"We usually do about a 100 drop offs per event, and this year we are at 92 already in the first two...

October 20, 2013 - 5:35pm
26 weeks 3 days ago

Any unused or expired medication can safely be disposed of at the National Drug Take Back Day coming up next week.

Riesbeck's of Zanesville has partnered with Cardinal Health and local law officials to host the DEA's Drug Take Back Day in our area.

"We want them to be taken off of the street legally and carefully," said Riesbeck's Event and Digital Marketing Coordinator, Jane Dombroski. o questions asked, folks can bring in their drugs, they can drop them off here, they...

April 23, 2013 - 3:39pm
1 year 1 day ago

Stealing unused or expired prescription medications is one top ways drug abusers feed their habit.

This Saturday you will have a chance to properly dispose of old medication. It's a partnership between the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, The Health Department, Genesis Health Care Systems, Muskingum Behavioral Health, Northside Pharmacy, and the Drug Enforcement Agency..

"North Side told us they would take liquids and they would dispose of them,” said Muskingum...

June 28, 2011 - 4:27pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Bath Salts, nick named 'The Synthetic Cocaine' draw an increasing concern from local officials as the drug manufacturers are said to be ahead of the law.

Bath salts are crystallized chemicals that are snorted, swallowed or smoked. According to Muskingum Behavioral Health executive Director, Steve Carrel, the drug provides an immediate rush leading to hallucinations. He said, the bath salts were never intended for baths and are manufactured for the sole purpose of getting high....

April 30, 2011 - 5:14pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

Local officials are working to combat prescription drug abuse here in Muskingum County.

As a part of a national effort, the DEA teamed up with several area agencies on Saturday including the Sheriff's Office to collect and properly dispose of any unused or unwanted prescription medications.

"The goal here is to make sure that there aren't extra pills laying around the house that you don't need," said Pharmacist and Volunteer Rod Strickrath. "I mean for small...

March 17, 2011 - 4:55pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has recently announced five chemicals that will be added to its list of Scheduled One controlled substances.

The chemicals being banned are used to create "fake pot" products such as Spike, K2, Blaze, and Red X Dawn. A section in the Ohio Revised Code requires that any changes made nationally will be enforced automatically on the state level.

"If we find a local business that is still selling them we will give them a warning and...

September 25, 2010 - 4:37pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Proper disposal of prescription pills is becoming a national concern.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department hosted the First Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency's national campaign to end prescription drug abuse. 

"We're trying to raise people's awareness about prescription medications and the safety of them, and also providing folks with a safe way to dispose of them," said Executive Director of...

September 20, 2010 - 8:32pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

With chainsaws in hand and work boots on foot, law enforcement worked to up-root an estimated 5,000 13-foot marijuana plants.

"The same type that we've taken off before, there were some camps in it, and there's obviously been people here tending to it," says Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz.

But they won't be tending to it any longer. After a lengthy investigation led them to the site in Adams Mills, the Sheriff's Office waited until those responsible for growing...

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