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Seneca County law enforcement participating in National Drug Take Back Day

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Tiffin, Ohio — Seneca County law enforcement will take part in the National Drug Take Back Day on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drop box locations include the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Fostoria Police Division, and Tiffin Police Department.

The public can drop off unused prescription medications including tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs.

Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes, other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted.

During the last National Drug Take Back Day in October 2020, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected a record high amount of expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs.

With studies indicating a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets, cleaning out unused medicine is essential, according to law enforcement.

“We encourage all Seneca County residents to clear out their medicine cabinets and cupboards regularly to discourage those who intend to misuse these substances,” said Unit Commander Brandon Bell of the Seneca County Drug Task Force. “As a reminder all of our Seneca County locations have 24/7/365 drop off collection boxes for convenience and safe disposal.”

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