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Rincon Police Department becomes drop-off site for unused prescription drugs

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department has announced that it is a prescription drug drop-off site.

Citizens can safely dispose of unused medications during business hours all year at police headquarters at 107 W. 17th St.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27. This day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. 

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

 The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by disposing their unused medications. 

For more information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day or additional drop off sites near you please visit the DEA’s website.