Expired prescription drugs can be disposed of in WCH
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office will again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other law enforcement agencies nationwide for a National Drug Take Back Day to provide a venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
Sheriff Vernon Stanforth said his office will participate in the one-day effort on Saturday, April 27th between the hours of 10am and 2pm, by serving as a drop-off point for citizens to discard expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications for destruction. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. The drop-off point will be located to the rear of the Sheriff’s Office Annex building, located at 110 W. Market Street in Washington Court House.
Citizens across the United States continue to respond overwhelmingly to the National Prescription Drug Take Back Days which are held twice a year. The last event, held on Sept. 29, 2012 yielded 488,395 pounds of prescription drugs from 5, 263 drop-off locations nationwide. Added to the previous events, over 2 million pounds of unwanted or expired medications have been removed from circulation.
Sheriff Stanforth also reminds citizens that a permanent prescription drug drop-off box is located in the lobby area of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 113 East Market Street in Washington Court House and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for disposal needs.
Questions concerning the event can be directed to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 740-335-6170. A list of collection sites in other communities can be found by visiting the Drug Enforcement Administration website at www.dea.gov.