The North Canton Police Department will be a collection point for expired and unwanted prescription medicaitons
The North Canton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Medications for disposal may be brought to the police department at 145 N. Main Street. Go to the downstairs lobby and entrance to the police department. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 376,593 pounds, 188 tons, of prescription drugs at nearly 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners, federal statistics note.
Police and public safety departments around the country undertake these collections because drugs that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, officials say. In addition, flushing unused medicines down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards.
Plain Township also has scheduled a free drop-off service for unwanted prescription drugs on Oct. 29. It will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Plain Township Hall, 2600 Easton St. N.E.