theadanews.com - Ada, Oklahoma

October 25, 2013

Drug Take Back Day offers opportunity to get rid of old prescription medicine


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Ada —

     People who are cleaning out their medicine cabinets this weekend will have an opportunity to get rid of their old prescription drug

     The Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition and several law enforcement agencies are teaming up for Drug Take Back Day, a national program designed to help people dispose of old or expired medications. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Ada City Hall, 231 S. Townsend in Ada, and the Roff Police Department, 110 E. Main in Roff. Liquids, inhalers and syringes will not be accepted.

     The service is free, and no questions will be asked. People who take advantage of the service will remain anonymous.

     The Ada Police Department, the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Drug Enforcement Administration are participating in the event.

     Drug Take Back Day is part of National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, which is observed each year in October. The national campaign is designed to educate parents and children about the potential dangers of abusing prescription and over-the-counter medicine.