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Marion County Sheriff's Department Taking Part in Drug 'Take-Back' Program

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Marion County Sheriff's Department is collecting unneeded prescription medications for proper disposal as part of a nationwide drug 'take-back' program.  Sheriff Jerry DeVore says those with items can drop them off at the lobby of the sheriff's department through Saturday, which is the official Drug 'Take-Back' Day.  

The event is designed to provide residents with a no cost anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines.  The goal is to keep the medications from being disposed of in household drains and toilets that end up tainting the public water supply.  The Drug Enforcement Administration also hopes the collection will prevent prescription drug abuse.  

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