Drop off potentially dangerous medications in Marion, IL on Drug Take Back Day

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MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Drug Take Back Day.

It is Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Williamson County Administrative Building located at 407 N. Monroe Street in Marion, Ill.

This is a free and anonymous service with no questions asked. The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications at the collection site which will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations to maintain the safety of everyone.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs, liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps. In order to dispose of syringes and other sharps, they need to be individually placed into the approved container. They will not accept used sharps in a box, bag or used sharp containers. Illegal drugs will not be accepted.

Opioid overdose deaths increased during the pandemic, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

Visit deatakeback.com, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page or call 618-997-6541 to learn more.

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