Marion County Sheriff's Department Taking Part in Drug 'Take-Back' ProgramThe 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.
See other LocalNews news:Kinmundy's American Obstacle Doubles in Size with New Additions
Salvation Army Plans Back Pack Giveaway Party
U of I's Top Administrator Says Campus Aims to Plot a Long-Term Financial Course
Former U.S. Congressman Fails to Appear at Arraignment on Federal Tax Charges
ACLU Seeks Federal Enforcement of Illinois Child Services