Want to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs?
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Overland Park Coalition Against Drug Crimes and Oak Lodge Sanitary will host a no-questions-asked "Prescription Drug Take-Back" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in the Public Safety Training Center parking lot -- located at 12700 SE 82nd Ave. in Clackamas, on the corner of SE 82nd and Sunnybrook (across from Sweet Tomatoes).
Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door.
This is a "no questions asked" take back, and participants do NOT need to provide any identification.
The medications will be disposed by incineration.
Safely disposing of unwanted drugs keeps them out of the hands of teens who abuse prescription medication. And flushing drugs into the water system is hazardous: In a recent study of 139 streams in 30 states, drugs turned up in 80% of the samples. Filtration and treatment can only do so much to purify our drinking water -- so flushing medication is no longer a viable option.
For more information, call 503-785-5077 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sgt. Adam Phillips
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office