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Drug collection Saturday

Staff Report Published: April 25, 2014 4:00 AM

Abuse of prescription drugs is a serious problem with teens and young adults. To help get unused or expired medication out of circulation, the Portage County Sheriff's Office and other departments are participating in a pharmaceutical collection from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday.

People can turn in their outdated or unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications (tables and capsules) at the Portage County Water Resources facility at 8116 Infirmary Road, Shalersville.

The collection is in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Water Resources Department, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office, Solid Waste District and Portage County Health Department.

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