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Sheriff’s Dept. & Bremen PD to Take Back Drugs on Saturday

April 22, 2014

04/23/14 On Saturday, April 26th from 10:00AM until 2:00PM the Marshall County Sheriff Department and the Bremen Police Department will taking part in ridding communities of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medicines for disposal to the Marshall County Sheriff Department at 1400 Pioneer Drive in Plymouth or to the CVS at 1150 West Plymouth Street in Bremen. 

Both departments will accept all unused medicines, even controlled substances, such as ADHD drugs.  They will not accept NEW OR USED NEEDLES.  The collection is intended for liquid and pill medications only. 

In the past 18 months the Marshall County Sheriff Department has collected 654 pounds of discarded medications. 

The Marshall County Sheriff Department has three drop locations for your unwanted drugs.  If you’re unable to drop off your unwanted medications on April 26 they encourage you to use one of the three drop boxes located at the Marshall County Sheriff Department, Culver Police Department or the Bremen Police Department.  These bins are available for your access 24 hours a day.  All bins are located in the lobby of each department.

The initiative here addresses a vital public safety concern.  Medicines that lay in cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high.  Studies show that the majority of non discarded medicines left in cabinets lead to accidental overdoses and they come from family and friends.  Please do not dispose of your unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or putting them in the trash.  Bring them into the Marshall County Sheriff Department or CVS in Bremen on Saturday, April 26.