MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mifflin Township Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will take back unwanted prescription drugs, helping to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
During the pandemic opioid deaths rose in Ohio by 24 percent. With studies indicating that a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets, clearing out unused medicine is critical.
Residents can drop off medications for disposal in the parking lot of the Mifflin Township Division of Police, located directly behind the fire station at 2459 Agler Rd. Officers will collect tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted. The department will also accept vaping devices and cartridges provided lithium batteries are removed. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Helping people dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way Mifflin Township is working to reduce addiction and stem overdose deaths.
The drop off site will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and regulations in order to maintain the safety of all participants and local law enforcement. Learn more about the event at www.deatakeback.com or by calling (800) 882-9539.
Mifflin Township Division of Police has been in operation since 1961 and serves the unincorporated portion of the township. The division has a police station and employs 6 full-time officers and 3 part-time officers, and maintains 24-hour protection. The Division patrols the unincorporated portion of the township, approximately 3.9 square miles with a population of about 3,000.