Elmhurst police participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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The City of Snoqualmie and the Snoqualmie Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with two locations this year.

It's National Drug Take Back Day and the Barling Police Department partnered with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department Saturday (Oct. 27).

"It's vital to get these potentially harmful prescription drugs that are just lingering around in the home off the street", DEA Special Agent Debbie Webber said.

Since the first Take-Back event in Alabama, in September of 2010, the program continues to increase in the amount of drugs collected.

Did you know nearly half of teens who have abused a prescription drug got it from their parents' medicine cabinet?

Anyone could come by and hand over drugs to the officer efficiently with no questions asked.

Many citizens are not aware of how to properly dispose of their unused medications.

More than 53 pounds of un-used medications were collected and will be incinerated by law enforcement. Personal information will be removed from the containers.

Prescription drugs can be dropped off from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Muskingum County has also created a permanent drop off site that runs 24/7 at the Muskingum County jail.

Austintown and Boardman were among the communities who hosted drop off locations as part of National Drug Take Back Day. Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them away creates a potential safety and health hazard.

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