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Posted on: October 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Police Department

Drop off expired, unwanted and unused pills and capsules during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Springboro Municipal Building, 320 W. Central Avenue. Springboro Police Sgt. Don Wilson will be on-site 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to collect prescription and over-the-counter medications. Pills should be removed from containers and placed in a zipper-lock storage bag for disposal. Liquids, powders and needles are not accepted.

Following the event, representatives from the DEA will collect and safely dispose of the medications collected.

In April 2019, Americans turned in nearly 470 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at 6,200 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds—approximately 5,900 tons—of pills.

Throughout the year, the Springboro Police Department maintains a drug drop box, located in the lobby of the City Building. Residents may drop off medications 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

For more information, contact Springboro Police, 748-0611.

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