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Posted on: April 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff Idleburg Encourages Community to Drop Off Unused Prescription Drugs at Drug Takeback Event

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Sheriff John D. Idleburg and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are again partnering with the DEA for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.  This year sheriff’s deputies will be at six different locations across Lake County, so access is easy to swing by and drop off your unused and unneeded medications for safe disposal. 

Expired solid prescription drugs, unwanted or unused prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and pills, as well as controlled and non-controlled substances will be accepted.  Injectable drugs and syringes cannot be accepted. 

On April 30, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. sheriff’s deputies will be at the following locations:

Avon Township

433 East Washington Street, Round Lake Park

Beach Park Village Hall

11270 West Wadsworth Road, Beach Park

Vehe Barn

23680 West Cuba Road, Deer Park

Green Oaks Village Hall

2020 O’Plaine Road, Green Oaks

Volo Village Hall

500 South Fish Lake Road, Volo

Warren Township Senior Center

17801 Washington Street, Gurnee

Sheriff Idleburg said, “With a designated day and locations throughout Lake County, it has never been easier to drop off your unused medications, so they do not end up in the wrong hands or end up in landfills, which leads to contaminating our waterways.  If you cannot make it on April 30th, you can always come to the sheriff’s office or dozens of other drop off sites throughout Lake County any day.” 

More information about area drop off sites can be found here:  https://opioidinitiative.org/drug-disposal

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