National Drug Take Back Day at SCC Sheriff’s Office Saturday

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is participating in National Drug Take Back Day this weekend. Medications can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office at 1170 Michigan Road between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24th.

Responsibly disposing of unneeded pills helps deter drug abuse and crime as well as help protect the environment. Sheriff Tim Donnellon said, “We encourage everyone who has pills that are unwanted or expired to bring them to our office. Disposing of the pills properly ensures they don’t end up being improperly used and keeps them out of our drinking water.”

Only pills are accepted. Liquids, syringes, patches, inhalers, and creams are not accepted. The pills are turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, which incinerates them.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office has been hosting Drug Take Back Days eighteen times and has collected over 2400 pounds of pills.

If you can’t make it to the Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, you can still drop them off at the Sheriff’s Office during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland