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This Saturday - DEA Drug Take Back event - 10-2 at many locations in the county

On April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

This initiative is nationwide and many police departments in McHenry County are participating. We encourage you to contact your local police department directly, or use the DEA link to see if you have a participating agency near you.  We've listed some local ones, below.  

 

ALGONQUIN POLICE DEPARTMENT ALGONQUIN POLICE DEPARTMENT 2200 HARNISH DR ALGONQUIN IL, 60102    
LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT VILLAGE HALL LAKEWOOD 2500 LAKE AVENUE LAKEWOOD IL, 60014    
CRYSTAL LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT CRYSTAL LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT 100 W. WOODSTOCK STREET CRYSTAL LAKE IL, 60014    
HUNTLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT HUNTLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT 10911 MAIN STREET HUNTLEY IL, 60142    
CARPENTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT CARPENTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT 1200 L.W. BESINGER DR CARPENTERSVILLE IL, 60110    
CARY POLICE DEPARTMENT CARY POLICE DEPARTMENT 
LOBBY
654 VILLAGE HALL DRIVE CARY IL, 60013    
WOODSTOCK POLICE DEPARTMENT WOODSTOCK POLICE DEPARTMENT 
CHIEF LOWEN
656 LAKE AVENUE WOODSTOCK IL, 60098    
HAMPSHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAMPSHIRE PHARMACY 262 N. STATE ST. HAMPSHIRE IL, 60140    
JOHNSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT JOHNSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT 3611 N CHAPEL HILL RD JOHNSBURG IL, 60051  



Additional DEA Take Back locations are listed at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_c9D0D11EF-4068-8B69-7959-55CC0B10DBC8_kC4B808A9-49D1-595E-E21B-5C369BB46B66

 

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