Sheriff’s Office doing drive-through drug take-back event on Oct. 24

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 October 2020 at 8:52 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This time it will be a drive-through only event at the Orleans County Public Safety Building, 13925 State Route 31. Participants are encouraged to wear a face covering at the event.

This is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and the Orleans County Public Health Department.

This is a great opportunity for the public to surrender unwanted and/or expired medications and sharps for safe & proper disposal,” said Sheriff Chris Bourke.

“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,” Bourke said.

This will be the only authorized collection site in Orleans County on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

“We apologize for the inconvenience of not having additional collection locations for this event,” Bourke said.

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