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Seneca County Sheriff’s Office collects nearly 70 pounds of discarded pills during Drug Take Back Day




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Tiffin, Ohio — The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, collecting 69.6 pounds of discarded pills from citizens throughout the county.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative is a program where citizens can turn in their discarded prescriptions to area law enforcement agencies instead of throwing them in the trash. In turn, the DEA will pick up those discarded prescriptions 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 Seneca County 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 24/7, 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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