Sylvania Township police collected a total of 36.4 lbs of drugs collected during the recent National Drug Take-Back Day, according to Maria Hoschak-Gagnon, executive director of Sylvania Community Action Team, which coordinates the activity locally.
She noted that the day has recently resulted in a reduced amount of drugs disposed of, but that’s the result of people being more aware generally of the need to safely get rid of out-of-date or no longer needed medications.
Ms. Hoschak-Gagnon said that as an example of that, township police have collected and incinerated 272.8 lbs. of such medications since its last Drug Take-Back Day in April.
The Sylvania Township Police Department has a bin for such items to be disposed of in the lobby of police headquarters, 4420 King Rd.
She added that Drug Take-Back day and its advertising remain beneficial.
“About half the people disposing of drugs on that day this year said it was the first time,” they had taken part in the activity.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
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