Drug Take Back Day – October 27

It is time once again to gather all of your unused, expired or unwanted pills and dispose of them properly. The bi-annual National Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office will be participating once again, with disposal available at the main office, located at 1170 Michigan Road in Port Huron Township. “We encourage everyone to participate in this event,” said Sheriff Donnellon. “This is a perfect opportunity to dispose of your pills, so there isn’t a possibility for them to be stolen and abused or end up in our drinking water. To participate, all you have to do is bring the pills in their original package or a plastic bag. The main lobby of the Sheriff’s Office will be open. Just come inside, dump the pills into the container in the lobby. Pills are the only medication that will be accepted. No liquids, patches, syringes or inhalers can be accepted. Once the pills are collected, they are turned over to the DEA for disposal by incineration. The St. Clair County Health Department will also be on hand for the event. They will provide literature on proper disposal and storage of medications, along with information the Naloxone program run by the Health Department. This is the 16th time the Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the DEA to collect pills. So far, more than 1600 pounds of pills have been collected and disposed of properly. Residents may also turn in pills at the Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information on the Drug Take Back Day, go to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s website at www.dea.gov.