Drop off unwanted prescription drugs at area locations Saturday

LIMA — Residents in the greater Lima region will have the opportunity safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at numerous locations throughout the area Saturday.

Ohio U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman earlier this week announced nearly 250 sites where Ohioans can take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The nationwide event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort to provide safe, convenient and responsible means for disposal of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse and medications, the senators said in a joint press release.

Although no drop-off sites are located in Allen County, local residents may drop off unwanted prescription drugs at any of the following locations:

• Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, 1035 Heritage Trail, Ottawa

• Wapakoneta Police Department, 701 Parlette Court, Wapakoneta

• Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, 1025 S. Main St., Kenton

• Rite Aid Pharmacy, 610 S. Main St., Ada

• Hardin Memorial Medical Building, 75 Washington Blvd., Kenton

• Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, 113 N. Market Street, Van Wert

• Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, 200 W. Crawford St., Findlay

• Findlay Police Department, 318 Dorney Plaza, Findlay

• Russell’s Point Police Department, 422 S. Orchard Island Road, Russell’s Point

• Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, 500 E. Perry St., Paulding


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