Manlius Police collect prescription drugs Saturday

— The town of Manlius Police Department will take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s prescription drug “Take Back” campaign.

The public can drop off any expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for destruction in the front lobby of the town of Manlius Police Department located at One Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Participants are asked to leave any medication in its original container and remove all identifying information before turning it in for disposal. The department will not accept syringes or intravenous drugs. Contact your physician for further information on the safe disposal of syringes.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away — both potential safety and health hazards.

For more information, visit dea.gov.

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