On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, in a collaborative event with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in National Take-Back Day. This event will provide an opportunity for local residents to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications.
This one day event will bring national focus to the issue of controlled substance abuse. Unused or expired prescription medication is a potential hazard in the home. Expired, unused or unwanted controlled substances in our homes area a potential source of supply that fuels abuse and are a risk to public safety and health. This program will ensure that the prescription medications are safely collected and disposed of.
”¢This program is completely anonymous. No questions or requests for identification will be made.
”¢The public may drop off medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly at the collection site.
”¢All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted.
”¢No illegal narcotics, i.e., marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, etc will be accepted.
”¢Intra-venous solutions, injectibles and syringes will not be accepted due to potential blood borne pathogen hazards.
The collection site hosted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will be located at the Park-n-Ride lot at the intersection of U.S. 90 West and Commerce Blvd (across from Arbys).
The collection event will be from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Again, this is an anonymous event and no questions will be asked. Residents are urged to drop off their expired or unused medication on September 25, 2010.