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135 pounds of prescription drugs collected by Seneca County Sheriff’s Office on ‘Drug Take Back Day’




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Tiffin, Ohio — The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day program, bringing 135 pounds of discarded pills from citizens throughout Seneca County.

This national “take back” initiative is a program where citizens can turn in their discarded prescriptions to area law enforcement agencies instead of “flushing” them down the toilet or placing them into the trash.

In turn, the DEA will pick up those discarded prescription drugs at specifically designated sites throughout Ohio and adequately dispose of them using a hazmat company.

Seneca County has three law enforcement agencies that participate in the program: the sheriff’s office, the Tiffin Police Department, and the Fostoria Police Division. A drop box is located at each location, which allows citizens to turn in their discarded prescriptions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“I believe that the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative is an advantageous program to participate in so we can assist our Seneca County citizens with properly disposing of the prescriptions, which in turn environmentally protects our county and keeps them off the streets,” Sheriff Fred Stevens said in a press release.

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