Photo: Prescription Drug Turn-In
On Saturday, April 28, 2012, at three locations in Clackamas County, citizens were encouraged to drop off old and unused prescription drugs for safe disposal.
This was an annual event called the "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day," hosted by the DEA and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
The three locations -- Happy Valley City Hall, the Wilsonville Police Department, and the Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center -- accepted 648 pounds of prescription drugs from citizens.
Flushing drugs into the water system is hazardous, so this is a safe way to keep medications out of the home and out of the water supply.
EARLIER: No-questions-asked 'Prescription Drug Take-Back' set for Saturday, April 28, 2012 at multiple locations
Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office