Drug Take Back Day in Greencastle Sept. 26

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Greencastle Police Department will be participating once again in the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Drug Take Back Day event.

It is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upper parking area at Greencastle High School, 910 E. Washington St. Those dropping off items should enter off Washington Street.

City Police are again asking everyone in the community and county to check their medicine cabinets and remove any expired, unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications and bring them to the collection location on Saturday, Sept. 26 for proper disposal.

"We don't ask any questions or take anyone's name or license information," City Police Chief Tom Sutherlin stressed. "You merely drive through the parking lot and drop off your unwanted medications and we do the rest."

All medications collected are secured in boxes taped up at the Police Department and then transported to the Buzzi Unicem USA plant to be destroyed in its incinerator.

"Please help clean up our community by getting the word out about this program and making Greencastle and Putnam County a safer place to live," Sutherlin added.

One thing that should not be brought to Drug Take Back Day are "sharps," or any used needles, Sutherlin said.

The chief also reminds the public that a new prescription drug drop-off box, donated by CVS Pharmacy, is available now in the GPD lobby as a means of disposing of unwanted medications. That is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sutherlin said some 170 pounds of medications has been removed from the drop box to date.

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