Seneca Sheriffs Dept. to hold drug take-back day

Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in National Take Back Day a United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) coordinated effort to remove unused, outdated and dangerous prescription drugs from homes and medicine cabinets. During this event citizens can bring these unwanted and unused prescription drugs to one of two Sheriff’s drop off points, where they will be collected by a Sheriff’s Deputy and turned over to a DEA Agent for destruction. According to Sheriff Stenberg “This initiative addresses vital public safety issues. Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the United States particularly with young people. Improperly disposed of medications can also contaminate our wells, lakes, steams and other water resources.”This event will be held on April 30th 2011 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Interested participants can bring any unused, unwanted, outdated and dangerous prescription medication to either the Sheriff’s North Office, located at 44 West William Street, Waterloo, N.Y., or the Sheriff’s Main Office at 6150 Route 96, Romulus, N.Y.

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