PICKAWAY – National Drug Take Back Day to be held on April 27th 2019. Last year during Operation Medication drop police and local entities collected 4 barrels full of prescription drugs weighing 221 pounds. “Due to the overwhelming popularity and the benefit it provides for our community we have teamed up with other local agencies to offer two drug drop off locations this year. Old, out dated, dangerous, and un-needed prescription medications can be safely dropped off at one of two staffed locations.”
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE CAUSES MORE THAN HALF THE DRUG OVERDOSE IN THE UNITED STATES. (CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL)
All medications received will be weighed and disposed of properly. Drop locations will be at the Circleville Walmart and Circleville Fire Department Station One on April 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
.“Happy to get rid of these pills, they have made me nervous having them in-house. I’ve been afraid someone was going to get them,” said an elderly lady dropping off a large bag of pills during last years event.
The aim for this event is to get extra unused drugs out of medicine cabinets and homes where they could be stolen and possibly abused. In fact 13.9% OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ONLY USED A PRESCRIPTION DRUG ILLEGALLY IN THE PAST YEAR. (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 2014)