Release: November 4, 2013
DEA DRUG TAKE BACK NETS NEARLY 2,500 POUNDS OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which was held on October 26th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., was sponsored by the DEA in cooperation with the Stark County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and Stark County area law enforcement agencies.
Sixteen (16) area law enforcement agencies participated in the Drug Take Back Day, including Waynesburg, Canton, Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Massillon, North Canton, Canal Fulton, Beach City, Jackson Township, Hartville, Perry Township, Louisville, Minerva, and Alliance Police Departments. There were a total of fourteen (14) drop off locations in Stark County where residents were able to drop off unused prescription drugs for proper disposal. A combined total of drugs collected in Stark County was 192 boxes with a total weight of 2,459.5 pounds.
The National Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.
residents may dispose of unwanted prescription drugs throughout the year at drop
off locations throughout the county which is sponsored by the Stark County
Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and Stark County law enforcement
agencies. Locations include: