Mercer County drug take-back effort yields 20 pounds of unwanted pills

CELINA – The Mercer County’s Office participated Saturday in the national Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative, whereby unused medications were accepted from the public. Sheriff Jeff Grey said 20.25 pounds of pills were collected during the event that was held in conjunction with the Celina Police Department.

Grey said representatives from the Drug Enforcement Agency will pick up and properly destroy the pills. During the scheduled pickup, there will be over 150 pounds of drugs released to the DEA since the last pickup in the fall of 2017, including those from a permanent drug take-back box located in the lobby of the sheriff’s office.

Grey said old, unused or unwanted prescription medication can be dropped off any time, without an appointment, at the sheriff’s office.

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