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19 locations in Valley ‘take back’ drugs today

Nineteen locations in the Mahoning Valley are participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual prescription drug “Take Back Day” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

“Disposing of unneeded medications can help prevent drugs from being misused,” said DEA Administrator Anne Milgram. “Overdose deaths continue to hit tragic record highs. I encourage everyone to dispose of unneeded prescription medications now.”

This event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local dropoff locations throughout the country.

Additionally, Mercy Health-Youngstown offers access to a medication drop box 24 hours per day, seven days a week in the emergency department waiting room at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, St. Joseph Warren Hospital and St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

Since July of last year, more than 160 pounds of medications were collected from Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, the health system announced.

Other local “Take Back Day” locations are:

TRUMBULL COUNTY

Youngstown Air Reserve Station, off King Graves Road in Vienna;

Bazetta Township Police Department, McCleary Jacoby Road;

Liberty Township Police Department, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road;

Hubbard City Police Department, 220 W. Liberty St.;

The Trumbull County jail lobby on High Street NW in downtown Warren has a receptacle where medications can be disposed of during regular business hours.

MAHONING COUNTY

Austintown Police Department, 92 Ohltown Road;

Beaver Township Police Department, 601 South Range Road, North Lima.

Boardman Police Department, 8299 Market St.;

Canfield Police Department, 104 Lisbon St.;

Sebring Police Department, 135 E. Ohio Ave.;

Springfield Township Police Department, 3475 East South Range Road, New Springfield;

Youngstown State University Police Department, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown.

COLUMBIANA COUNTY

Columbiana County Drug Task Force, 2094 E. State St., Salem.

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