National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

POSTED BY: Jennifer Bullock
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 03:55 PM
Rx Drug Take Back

Organizations in Muskingum County are trying to get drugs off the street...But they're focusing on drugs that are "legal"...

It was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the Muskingum County Jail. The "take back" also promoted the jail's new permanent community collection site.

"There's a safe where people can stop here anytime, day and night, any day of the week, and they can go in, drop off medications, and the sheriff's department will bag it, tag it, and a courier will go dispose of it in a proper way," said Steve Carrel, C.E.O of Muskingum Behavioral Health.

All drop-offs are anonymous and labels left on any containers will be incinerated. Within the first 20 minutes of Saturday's "take back", about 25 drop-offs were made.

"The bottom line is we want to help folks. We want people to not have drug problems... And this particular event, is, we can work hand-in-hand to clean up what's going on."

For more information on the permanent drop-off site, call the Muskingum County Jail at (740) 452-3637.

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