The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office hosted a successful Drug Take Back Day, collecting a total of 110.5 lbs of unused or expired prescription and non-prescription medications. This initiative was conducted to promote the safe disposal of medications and prevent accidental or intentional misuse.
The event was held on Saturday, April 22, at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health Building, where 60.5 lbs of medicines were collected. Additionally, over the past several months, 50 lbs of medications were collected at the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office, demonstrating the commitment of the Sheriff's Office to keep our communities safe.
The importance of timely disposal of prescription medication cannot be overstated. The risk of others accidentally or intentionally misusing the medication can be greatly reduced through safe disposal. Drug take-back programs are considered the most effective and environmentally friendly way of disposing of unused or expired medications.
"We are grateful for the community's support in this initiative to keep our neighborhoods safe," said Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell. "The successful outcome of this event demonstrates the importance of safe disposal of unused medication and the need for continued public education."