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Turned-in medicines top 1,000 lbs. in 10 counties

People dropped off more than 1,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication at Saturday’s National Prescription Take Back event. In the 10-county METRICH region, a total of 1,062 pounds was collected. In addition to METRICH, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and Bellville, Butler, Lexington and Shelby police took part in the event, which was […]

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Niles police install drug drop box

People looking for a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs can bring them to Niles. This is the second such program launched in Trumbull County recently. The police department recently installed a drop box in the lobby of the station, 15 E. State St.

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Prescription drug drop box open year-round

The Mansfield Police Department is extending its prescription drug take-back event year-round. The department received a National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators grant to place a prescription drug drop box at the station all year long.

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Medication roundup deemed success

Lorain County collected 1,585.6 pounds of drugs in correlation with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take-Back Day. Lorain County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh called the day a success, with the city of Elyria collecting the most — 283 pounds of medications, while the city of Amherst collected 158 pounds on Saturday.

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Lorain County Drug Task Force set prescription drug turn-in day

The Lorain County Drug Task Force and its participating departments will be holding a prescription drug turn-in day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Residents can dispose medications that are outdated or they no longer need without the drugs entering the water supply or being diverted by unintended users. No personal information will […]

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