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Posted on: April 10, 2018

ELMHURST POLICE HOST DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

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The Elmhurst Police Department is hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28th, 2018, in conjunction with the Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza Event. Officers will be on hand from 9:00 AM until Noon during this event to collect expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction.

The Elmhurst Police encourage residents to check their cabinets and dispose of unused medications that may put others at risk. Examples of dangerous medications include opioid painkillers such as OxyContin, stimulants like Adderall, and depressants like Xanax or Ativan.

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.

If you are unable to drop off unwanted prescription drugs on the Take-Back Day, you may drop them off at any time in the prescription drug collection box located in the police department lobby. If you would like more information, please contact Sergeant Brett Kaczorowski at (630) 530-3050.

Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00—Noon

Location: Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza

 190 S. Prospect, Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

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