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Residents turn in 300 pounds of unused pharmaceuticals

Staff Reports Posted 28 April 2015 at 12:00 am

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ALBION – Orleans County residents turned in more than 300 pounds of unused household pharmaceuticals during a collection on Saturday at the Holley Fire Department, Orleans County Public Safety Building and Medina Fire Department, Sheriff Scott Hess said.

The photo shows Chief Deputy Tom Drennan, left, with Scott Wilson, the jail superintendent.

Residents were able to turn in unwanted or expired medications, as well as drug paraphernalia. The items will be destroyed.

The local agencies work on the collections in a collaborative effort with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Orleans County Health Department, and the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse.

Hess said he expects there will be another collection in the fall.