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Local Law Enforcement Participating in Prescription Take Back

27 Apr , 2018  

Tomorrow, the METRICH Enforcement Unit will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement to present another Prescription Take Back event for the community.

This event is sponsored by the Mansfield Division of Police, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Bellville Police Department, Shelby Police Department, Richland County Solid Waste Authority, Richland Public Health, Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY) and the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board.

Pills will be the only form accepted (no sharps, plastics or liquids.) It will be helpful to put the pills that will be disposed into a plastic bag or Ziplock bag prior to coming to the collection site. This is only for HOUSEHOLD unused or expired medications. No pharmacies, businesses, pharmaceutical sales reps, etc.

Richland County will have four locations for prescription drug drop off:

  1. The Richland County Solid Waste Authority facility located at 1125 National Parkway
  2. Richland County Sheriff’s Office located at 597 Park Ave East, Mansfield
  3. Bellville Police Department at 320 Bell St. Bellville
  4. Shelby Police Department located at 31 Mack Ave. Shelby.

Each location will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on that Saturday. Other participating agencies include:

  • Ashland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bucyrus Police Department
  • Carey Police Department
  • Crawford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Danville Police Department
  • Fostoria Police Department
  • Fredericktown Police Department
  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
  • Huron County Sheriff’s Office
  • Marion Police Department/Marion County Sheriff’s Office
  • Morrow County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mount Vernon Police Department
  • Norwalk Police Department
  • Seneca County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tiffin Police Department
  • Upper Sandusky Police Department
  • Willard Police Department
  • Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office

If there are additional questions related to the take back event, please call Lt. Joseph D. Petrycki at 419-755-9726.



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