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The original item was published from 10/17/2019 9:08:30 AM to 10/17/2019 9:08:56 AM.

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lake County Sheriff’s October Drug Takeback Event

Sheriff John Idleburg invites the community to one of four Lake County Sheriff’s locations on Saturday, October 26, 2019, to drop-off unused and unwanted medications.  This Prescription Drug Takeback Day is being sponsored by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Rosalind Franklin University.  

The drop-off sites will be open on October 26, 2019 from 10:00AM until 2:00PM.  Expired solid prescription drugs, unwanted or unused prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and pills, as well as controlled and non-controlled substances will be accepted.  Injectable drugs and syringes can’t be accepted.  

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “If you have unused and unwanted drugs in your home, this is the perfect opportunity to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly manner.  Tossing unused drugs in the garbage or toilet leads to contamination of nature and our waterways.  All drugs collected during this event will be disposed of properly.  Thank you to the DEA, Rosalind Franklin University, and our site locations hosts for collaborating to make this event possible.”

Drop-Off Locations:

Avon Township

433 E Washington St, Round Lake Park

Village of Beach Park

11270 W Wadsworth Rd, Beach Park

Harbor Chase of Long Grove

1190 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove

Saint Peter Catholic Church

27551 Volo Village Rd, Volo

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