National Drug Take Back Initiative Announced
Take Back Day in Clay County will be held Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Clay County Courthouse. This is a collaborative effort between the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Clay County Family Resource Network. The event will focus on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community.
On Saturday, October 26, 2013, local law enforcement agencies will have a collection site at the Clay County Courthouse from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances will be collected.
This program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made.
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual is encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens
Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.