Drug Takeback April 22 at Sheriff’s Office

Kids get into everything. Make sure they don’t get into those old pain pills or other medications. There’s an easy way to get unused and unneeded prescription drugs out of the house.

The St. Clair County Sherriff’s Office will take and destroy drugs of any kind on April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Old medicines can cause real problems if they get into the wrong hands. The best thing is to get rid of them. Don’t flush them, as they will eventually end up in the waterways in some form. They could also end up in the ecosystem if thrown in the trash.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, “The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.”