Drug ‘Take-Back’ in Plain City this month

Staff report

MARYSVILLE — Several agencies are sponsoring a prescription drug “Take-Back” event to be held later this month.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at three locations:

• Pleasant Valley Fire Department, 650 W. Main St., Plain City

• Union County Sheriff’s Office, 221 W. Fifth St., Marysville

• Richwood Police Department, 153 N. Franklin St., Richwood

The event is sponsored by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Richwood Police, Plain City Police, Memorial Hospital and the Union County Drug Free Coalition.

The public is encouraged to turn in potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescriptions. Pills, patches and other solid prescriptions will be accepted. Liquids, needles or other sharps will not be accepted.

The take-back process is anonymous and no questions will be asked. In the past two years, the Union County Sheriff’s Office has collected more than 865 pounds of pills from area residents during these events.

Area residents may also use the permanent prescription drop-off boxes provided by the Union County Sheriff’s Office in the Union County Justice Center, at the Plain City Police Department and at the Richwood Police Department.

For additional information, contact Captain Jeff Frisch at 937-645-4150.

Staff report