CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- The Guernsey County Sheriffâ€™s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity on Saturday to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially-dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Residents are asked to bring unwanted medications for disposal to Riesbeckâ€™s in Cambridge from 10:00am to 2:00pm. No liquid medications, syringes, or injected medications will be accepted at the event. The service is free and anonymous - no questions will be asked. Authorities across the country are advising citizens that the usual methods for disposing of unused medicines - flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - can pose both safety and health hazards. In its six previous "Take Back" events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds of pills.