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Prescription Drug Take-Back set for 5 locations on Oct. 22

Posted 7 October 2016 at 7:12 am
Provided photo: Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower is pictured with the prescription drug drop box at the Public Safety Building in Albion. That spot is available for people to drop off unused prescription drugs during normal business hours.

Provided photo: Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower is pictured with the prescription drug drop box at the Public Safety Building in Albion. That spot is available for people to drop off unused prescription drugs during normal business hours.

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower

ALBION – 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, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. until 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 initiative will allow the public to safely dispose of unused prescription medication, sharps and pet medications. The goal of this event is to provide a safe disposal method that will prevent the contamination of the water supply and most importantly decrease the likelihood of theft and abuse of prescription medications. Upon completion of this event all collected medication will be destroyed in the presence of law enforcement officers at a designated incineration facility.

Collection locations on Oct. 22 include:

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

• Holley Fire Department – 7 Thomas Street – Holley;

• Kendall Fire Department – 1879 Kendall Rd – Kendall;

• Lyndonville Fire Department – 148 N. Main Street – Lyndonville;

• Medina Fire Department – 600 Main Street – Medina.

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.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Jail Superintendent Scott Wilson at 585-589-4310.

Special thanks to the Holley, Medina, Lyndonville and Kendall FDs for providing space in their facilities for this event.

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