Drug Take-Back Initiative set for Oct. 28

Posted 19 October 2017 at 11:08 am

4,800 pounds of medication has been collected in Orleans as part of program

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 Randy Bower is pleased to announce that the Sheriff’s Office will participate in this nationwide undertaking, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 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.

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 increasing awareness of this critical public health issue.

The National Prescription Take-Back initiative has been very successful and has resulted in 4,800 pounds of unused medications being collected from the residents of Orleans County who have participated in this program.

The following locations 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.

Please feel free to contact Superintendent Scott Wilson of the Orleans County Jail if you have any additional questions at 585-589-4310.