Over 300 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Turned In for Disposal

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Over 300 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Turned In for Disposal

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Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler announced the successful results of Saturday s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day (held on October 28, 2017) at the Mercer County Administration Building. County residents turned in over 300 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs for disposal. The drugs were weighed, turned over to the Mercer County Prosecutor s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and immediately destroyed.


A wide range of prescription drugs were turned in for disposal, ranging from blood pressure and heart medications, to cholesterol pills, to dangerous opiate painkillers – the likes of OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.

 Our goal to help local residents rid their medicine cabinets of opioid painkillers, in addition to other unneeded pills was a success, said Sheriff Jack Kemler. “By properly disposing of over 300 pounds of prescription drugs from our medicine cabinets, we help to prevent abuse, theft or accidental use,” added Sheriff Kemler.

The Mercer County Prescription Drug Take-Back Program provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs. The drop-off program, held each spring and fall is conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff s Office with assistance from the Mercer County administration, the Mercer County Prosecutor s Office, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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