On Saturday, October 26th, the Bellefontaine Police Department in partnership with Logan County CORE, Mary Rutan Hospital, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration collected 50 lbs. of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Since collection began in 2010 in Logan County, over 2750 lbs. of medication have been disposed of.
If you happened to miss the event, but need to dispose of medication, please visit one of the three local drug drop boxes.
Drug drop boxes are located at the Logan County Sheriff's Office, Mary Rutan Hospital (near the emergency room entrance) and at the Russell's Point Police Department.
If you are unable to dispose of medications at a drop box location, or if no disposal instructions are given on the prescription drug labeling, the Drug Enforcement Agency recommends following these simple steps to throw the drugs in the household trash:
- Remove the medicine from its original container and mix it with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter.
- Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty bag, or other container to prevent medicine from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag.