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406 pounds of unused medication turned in at Drug Take-Back Event

Posted 28 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Sheriff Scott Hess

ALBION – Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess is pleased to report on another successful Prescription Drug Take-Back Event, which was held this past Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here in Orleans County, a total of 406 pounds of unused prescription medications was collected.  According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, residents in the eight counties of Western New York surrendered 11,255 pounds of unused prescription medications during the four-hour collection period.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is proud to participate in this event, held twice during each year, in collaboration with the DEA, the Orleans County Health Department, and the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse.

The next event will be held this fall.