drug take back day opportunity for residents
Photo: Eric Risberg/AP
Photo: Eric Risberg/AP

Nearly 200 pounds of prescription drugs were received during Drug Take Back Day in Dayton

The Dayton Police Department received 180 pounds of unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day last Saturday, according to Dayton Police Spokeswoman. 

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All medications received will be safely disposed of. 

FIRST REPORT:

This Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, the Dayton Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

This day gives residents the opportunity to help prevent drug abuse, theft, and accidental poisonings by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

On National Drug Take Back Day in October of 2017, Americans turned in more than 912,000 pounds of prescription drugs. 

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The drug drop-off is free and anonymous, no questions asked, but note that it is pills or patches only - liquids, needles, or sharps cannot be accepted. 

There will be five drop-off sites around the city of Dayton; 

**City of Dayton Safety Building - 335 W. Third St. 

**Central Patrol Operations Division - 248 Salem Ave. 

**East Patrol Operations Division North - 417 East Helena St. 

**East Patrol Operations Division South - 2721 Wayne Ave. 

**West Patrol Operations Division - 951 Washington St. 

If you are unable to bring in your used, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, the five Dayton sites will also have a drug drop-off box available for use Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

For more information or to find additional drop-off sites, go to takebackday.dea.gov.

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