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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Lucas County Commissioners and Law Enforcement Officials Announce Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Toledo, OH – At a press conference this morning the Board of Lucas County Commissioners and law enforcement partners throughout the county will announce Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Prescription drug abuse affects families of all demographics and types of communities. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, each day 44 people in the United States die from overdose of prescription painkillers, and many more become addicted. The increase in prescription drug abuse has also fueled a rise in heroin addiction in communities around the country.

The Lucas County Commissioners and Deb Chany, Executive Director of Sylvania Community Action Team, will be joined by partnering law enforcement officials to announce prescription drug drop off locations on Saturday, September 26. These leaders will urge citizens in Lucas County, and beyond, to participate by bringing their unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed of in an environmentally responsible way and to proactively combat this epidemic by raising awareness through preventative education in our communities.

The press conference will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. One Government Center, Toledo, OH 43604.

Event Details

Where: One Government Center, First Floor Lobby

Toledo, OH 43604

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

10:30 A.M.

Who: Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada

Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak

Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken

Deb Chany, Executive Director, Sylvania Community Action Team

Chief Jeffrey Newton, Director of Public Safety, University of Toledo Police Department

Chief Adam Berg, City of Swanton Police Department

Lt. Joseph Heffernan, City of Toledo Police Department

Sgt. Edward Mack, City of Toledo Police Department

Sgt. Clarence Whalen, Sylvania Township Police Department

Sgt. Tony Castillo, Oregon Police Department

Scott Sylak, Executive Director, Lucas County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board

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