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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Geneseo Police Dept. hosting a prescription drug collection on April 26

  • Officials with the Geneseo Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a prescription drug collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at Geneseo’s City Hall.
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  • Officials with the Geneseo Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a prescription drug collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at Geneseo’s City Hall.
    The collection “will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs,” said Geneseo police chief Tom Piotrowski.
    The service is free and anonymous. No questions will be asked. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, on pills or patches.
    Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons of prescription drugs at more than 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its law enforcement partners.
    According to information provided by the DEA, medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.
    Traditional methods for disposing of unused medicine, including flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, pose potential safety and health hazards.
     

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