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Police will accept and destroy old prescription drugs

Published: Wed, May 11, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m.


Law enforcement officers from the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force will collect and destroy prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today as part of “Operation: Empty Medicine Cabinet.”

The officers will accept unused or expired drugs in original containers at the Trumbull County Waste Management facilities at 5138 Enterprise Drive in Warren off of Parkman Road, near the Route 5 bypass. Officers will count the medications and destroy them.

“We had great success at our events last year,” said Lt Jeff Orr, TAG commander. “This program helps prevent unused or expired prescription medication from getting into the wrong hands. It also has the added benefit of providing a way for unused or old prescriptions to be disposed of safely without harming the environment.”

Medications accepted include: pills, capsules, patches, gels, powders, ointments, syrups, vitamins, inhalers and pet meds. Keep drugs in original containers or in sealed plastic bags. Medications not accepted: needles, syringes, lancets, thermometers, IV bags, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, empty containers, illegal drugs.

Other partners in the event are The Trumbull Couny Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District and Area Agency on Aging 11.


1PhilMcCrackin(58 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

So,why would you just not throw them away?

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2cheybaby2(103 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

I don't Trust The Cops Either, I flush Mine. Yes I can see why Flushing gets In our Sewer Systems and Can Cause Mutations Depending on Drugs, BUT And I mean BUT how do you Know The Crooked Cops From the Good Cops. YOU DON'T.. Cops Are Getting Busted For Drug & alcohol Problems. And Some Cops Haven't Been Caught yet. Until They Start Randomly Drug Testing And Making Sure These Cops Are Honest. I will Do What I think is Safe From Human Deaths.. My Brother Died of Cancer 2 Months Ago He Was On Heavy, Heavy Drugs They Were All Flushed, I'm sorry But I cant see someone getting a hold of them and Dying. DRUGS KILL.. .

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3Joeweld(4 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

They make great food for the lawn.
I have the crazyiest grass in the county.

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