At a press conference Friday morning the Board of Lucas County Commissioners, law enforcement partners, and community partners throughout the county will announce Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016. 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, April 30th. 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.
Where: Toledo Police Safety BuildingCorner of Erie St and Jackson AveToledo, OH 43604
When: Friday, April 29, 2016 10:30 A.M.
Who: Lucas County Commissioner Carol ContradaLucas County Commissioner Pete GerkenDeb Chany, Executive Director, Sylvania Community Action TeamMatt Mustaine, KrogerChief George Kral, Toledo Police DepartmentChief Adam Berg, City of Swanton Police DepartmentSgt. Edward Mack, City of Toledo Police DepartmentSgt. Clarence Whalen, Sylvania Township Police DepartmentDee Washington, Harbor Behavioral ServicesRepresentatives from the Lucas County Sheriff’s DepartmentRepresentatives from the Oregon Police DepartmentRepresentative from the Whitehouse Police DepartmentLucas County Mental Health & Recovery Services BoardRepresentatives from A Renewed Mind