3 sites in Orleans will take back prescription drugs on Saturday

Posted 25 April 2018 at 7:22 am

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff’s Office

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office will once again participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative.

Sheriff Randall Bower is pleased to announce that the Sheriff’s Office will again participate in this nationwide undertaking, which takes place on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration, the Orleans County Health Department and the Genesee / Orleans Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (GCASA).

This is a great opportunity for the public to surrender unwanted and/or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. Events such as these have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, as well as increased awareness of this critical public health issue. The National Prescription Take-Back initiative has been very successful and has resulted in 5,600 pounds of unused medications being collected from the residents of Orleans County who have participated in this program.

The following are collection points:

• Orleans County Public Safety Building – 13925 State Route 31 – Albion

• Holley Fire Department – 7 Thomas Street – Holley

• Medina Fire Department – 600 Main Street – Medina

Special thanks to the Holley and Medina Fire Departments for providing space within their facilities for this event.

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