Sylvania Township police collected about 82 lbs. of potentially dangerous prescription medications during the recent Drug Take-Back Day, coordinated locally by the Sylvania Prevention Alliance.

Sergeant Clarence Whalen, of the Sylvania Township Police Department, noted that many people look forward to the event every six months to dispose unused medications and are thankful to have a place to do so.

According to Sergeant Whalen, over 150 people brought in prescriptions for disposal, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, pet medications, and supplements.

Connie White, Executive Director of Sylvania Prevention Alliance, said, “I am grateful for the collaboration between our organization and Sylvania Township to make Drug Take Back Day available to its residents. We know that continued efforts to get excess and expired medications out of the home and disposed of properly will benefit many in our area. It is part of our mission to continue to bring awareness and prevention about prescription drug misuse and how we can continue to advocate to be a leading safe and healthy community.”

The program has also experienced a steady continuation with the installation of a bin at the Sylvania Township Police Department (4420 King Road) which allows for the collection of medications at any time.

In total, over 246 pounds of potentially dangerous prescription medications have been received by the Department since the previous collection day in October 2021.

During the Drug Take-Back Day event, the Department also offers drug deactivation system pouches. The pouches hold and deactivate 45 pills, 6 ounces of liquid, or 6 patches and can then be safely disposed of with household trash.


Posted: May 5, 2022

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