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Drop off unwanted prescription drugs throughout Lucas County Saturday

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LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Lucas County Board of Commissioners, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp, representatives from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, along with reps from Reclaiming Futures, have announced a cooperative effort for a National Drug Take Back Initiative.  

The seventh annual initiative will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tharp and DEA agents will be manning 12 drop-off stations throughout the county. Citizens are encouraged to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

"Parents need to know that there are resources available to make sure dangerous drugs stay out of the hands of their children. This program is one way for parents to be able to dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed or wanted," explained Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak.

Tharp emphasizes that prescription drugs can be the most dangerous.

"Getting them out of bathroom cabinets and away from children and teenagers is one of the most important things we can do for our citizens," said Tharp.

 

Stop by to drop off your prescription drugs at the following locations:

 

Lucas County Health Department

635 North Erie Street

Toledo, OH 43604

 

Monclova Township Fire Department

4395 Albon Road

Monclova, OH 43542

 

Providence Township Fire and Rescue

8149 Main Street

Neapolis, OH 43547

 

Springfield Township Fire Station #3

7145 Garden Road

Maumee, OH 43537

 

Village of Waterville Fire Department

751 Waterville Monclova Road

Waterville, OH 43566

 

Village of Whitehouse Fire Department

10550 Waterville Street

Whitehouse, OH 43571

 

Washington Township Fire Department

2469 Shoreland Drive

Toledo, OH 43611

 

City of Sylvania Police

6635 Maplewood Avenue

Sylvania, OH 43560

 

Sylvania Township Police

4420 King Road

Sylvania, OH 43560

 

St. Luke's Hospital Entrance Yellow 3

5901 Monclova Road

Maumee, OH 43537

 

Ottawa Hills Police Department

2125 Richards Road

Ottawa Hills, OH 43606

 

Oregon Police Garage

5330 Seaman Road

Oregon, OH 43616

 

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