National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

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The Portage County Sheriff's Office, in collaboration with Portage County Water Resources Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration, will give the public another opportunity to dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

"Residents can bring old and expired medications, to the Portage County Water Resources Laboratory Facility at 8116 Infirmary Road, Ravenna," Portage County Sheriff David Doak said. "The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications."

The service is free and anonymous. The Portage County Sheriff's Office and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events semi-annually.

Doak said anyone who can't participate today can take advantage of a container in the lobby of the Portage County Justice Center, 8240 Infirmary Road, Ravenna.

For more information, call the sheriff's office at 330-678-7012.

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