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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative

Posted 12 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Press Release: Orleans County Sheriff

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

Sheriff Scott Hess and Jail Superintendent Scott Wilson are pleased to announce that the Sheriff’s Office will again participate in this nationwide undertaking, which takes place on Sat., April 27, 2013, 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 (GCASA).

This is a great opportunity for the public to surrender unwanted and/or expired medications for safe & proper disposal. Events such as these have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion & abuse, as well as increasing awareness of this critical public health issue. Similar collection events held in the past have been touted by all involved as having been very successful.

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 & Medina FD’s, for providing space in their facilities for this event.

Scott D. Hess
Sheriff