Dozens of locations around the area will take part in Saturday’s 6th annual Drug Take Back program promoted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The program gives residents a chance to get rid of their old, out-of-date prescriptions and keep those medications from getting into the wrong hands.
Local police said the program has been successful with more than 2 million pounds of drugs disposed of nationwide.
“I’ve been surprised at the quantities that we accumulate. I mean, there’s been times when we get five to seven big trash bags full of surplus medications,” said Boardman Police Chief Jack Nichols.
Boardman also has a container inside the administration building on Market Street where medications can be dropped off year-round.
For more information on drop off times and locations, click here.