Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office hosting drug take back Saturday
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office will serve as a host site for the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release.
The public is invited to bring unused or unwanted prescription drugs to the sheriff's office lobby at 2201 Hogback Road.
The sheriff's office offered these points for residents considering participating in the drug take back:
- Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.
- The nonmedical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
- Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
- The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends —and the home medicine cabinet.
For more information about prescription drug abuse or to find an additional disposal location near you, visit www.dea.gov.