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Elmhurst Police Accepting Unwanted Prescription Drugs

If you don't want your prescription medication, give it to the Elmhurst police.

Credit: Elmhurst Police Department
Credit: Elmhurst Police Department
From the Elmhurst Police Department:

The Elmhurst Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26.

Officers will be on hand in the parking lot of the police station to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. The non-medical use of prescription drugs is one of the most common forms of drug abuse in America.

The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from the home medicine cabinets of family and friends. Unused drugs that are flushed into toilets or thrown into the garbage are also environmental hazards, as they contaminate the water supply.

During the October 2013 collection, 600 pounds of medication was turned in for destruction in Elmhurst alone. Since the event was first held in 2010, over 2 million pounds of medication have been removed from circulation nationwide.

Please check your home for unwanted prescription medications and conveniently drop them off, no questions asked, at the Elmhurst Police Station. For more information, contact Sgt. Steven Weatherford at 630-530-3050 or visit DEA's website.

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Jim Court April 26, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Just say no to drugs Right?

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