Safely Dispose of Unwanted Drugs

by Courtney Wheaton on April 14, 2014 at 6:56 am

It won’t be long now until you will be able to get rid of outdated prescription drugs.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

Local law enforcement is also getting involved. Muskingum County Sheriff’s Captain, Jeff Lecocq says once the drugs are dropped off they will then work with the DEA to dispose of them safely.

"Once the drugs are taken in at either location, we secure them at either site and then on the following business day. They come to Zanesville and they take the drugs to disposal and then the plastic products all go to recycling, " said Captain Lecocq.

To drop your unused drugs off without any questions feel free to visit the Riesbeck’s South location or the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No needles or liquids will be accepted. This is the eighth year for the Riesbeck’s Drug Take Back Day in our area.