Several Locations Set for National Drug Take Back

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The program gives residents a chance to get rid of their old, out-of-date prescriptions and keep those medications from getting into the wrong hands.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.

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