April 10, 2017For Immediate Release
Batavia, Ohio - The United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday April 29. Local law enforcement agencies will be participating by hosting eight drop off locations in Clermont County. There will also be two locations in the City of Loveland.
According to the DEA, more than 366 tons of prescription drugs were collected at 5,200 drop off sites across the country, during the last take back day in 2016.
“Many people begin abusing prescription drugs with the medicines they find in their own home,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “We encourage people to keep their prescription medications locked up at home, and if they aren’t using them, they should dispose of them properly to prevent misuse or theft.”
Clermont County residents are encouraged to drop off their expired or unused prescription medications at one of the following locations for proper disposal:
• Central Joint Fire/EMS, hosted by Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at 2401 Old State Route 32 in Batavia Township
• Clermont Northeastern High School, hosted by Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at5327 Hutchinson Road in Stonelick Township
• Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at 4470 Ohio 222 in Batavia
• Felicity Police Department at 415 Walnut St. in Felicity
• Goshen Township Police Department at 6757 Goshen Road
• Loveland Middle School, hosted by the Loveland Police Department at 801 S. Lebanon Road
• Loveland Police Department at 126 S. Lebanon Road
• Miami Township Police Department at 5900 McPicken Drive
• Milford Wal-Mart, hosted by the Milford Police Department at201 Chamber Drive in Milford
• Pierce Township Police Department at 950 Locust Corner Road
For the full list of drug take back day locations visit www.dea.gov.
Citizens that can’t drop off their unused prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 29, can use one of the eight permanent drug drop boxes located in Clermont County. The following law enforcement agencies have a permanent prescription drug drop box located in their facility: Amelia Police Department, Bethel Police Department, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Goshen Township Police Department, Loveland Police Department, Miami Township Police Department, Milford Police Department and Pierce Township Police Department.
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