Medication disposal Saturday at three places

A time set aside to dispose of unused or expired medication will be held at three Clinton County locations this Saturday morning, Oct. 22.

In prior medication disposal days, typically more than 70 pounds of medications have been dropped off, said an organizer, Barbara Adams Marin.

“It’s a real collaborative effort with law enforcement,” she said.

The disposal day contributes to the effort to get misused drugs off the streets and out of communities, said Adams Marin.

Residents can drop off any expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, samples, or patches.

No needles, syringes or liquids.

Please remove labels or black out personal information before the drop-off. Law enforcement officers will dispose of the medications in a safe, legal and environmentally conscious manner.

The three locations, geographically separated for convenience, include the Foster J. Boyd, M.D., Regional Cancer Center in Wilmington across from the hospital; Blanchester Municipal Offices parking lot at 318 E. Main St. in Blanchester; and Uhl’s IGA, 440 E. Washington St. (routes 22 and 3) in Sabina.

The time will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Prescription drug misuse involves young people using a prescription drug to get high for the first time, and unintentional poisoning deaths due to drugs and medications.

Sponsoring agencies for the Clinton County Medication Disposal Day include Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren & Clinton Counties, Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers, Oncology Care Hematology, CMH Regional Health System, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren/Clinton Counties, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wilmington, Blanchester and Sabina Police Departments.