Board of County Commissioners

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Lucas County

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 Building
Corner of Erie St and Jackson Ave
Toledo, OH 43604

When:
Friday, April 29, 2016 10:30 A.M.

Who:
Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada
Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken
Deb Chany, Executive Director, Sylvania Community Action Team
Matt Mustaine, Kroger
Chief George Kral, Toledo Police Department
Chief Adam Berg, City of Swanton Police Department
Sgt. Edward Mack, City of Toledo Police Department
Sgt. Clarence Whalen, Sylvania Township Police Department
Dee Washington, Harbor Behavioral Services
Representatives from the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department
Representatives from the Oregon Police Department
Representative from the Whitehouse Police Department
Lucas County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
Representatives from A Renewed Mind

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