On April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds--more than 2,750 tons--of pills.
A list of drop sites can be found below:
Salem Police Department
555 Liberty Street in Salem
(Salem Police Department)
Marion County Sheriff's Office
702 Lancaster Drive NE in Salem
(Corner of Center Street NE and Lancaster Drive NE)
Can't make it? Here is a list or permanent sites where you can always drop off your unwanted prescription drugs. http://www.co.marion.or.us/CS/CFC/drugabuseprevention/Pages/Drugdisposalsites.aspx
(We cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Primary PIO Phone: 503. 584. MCSO (6276)
Public Information Officer Lt. Chris Baldridge
Cell Phone: 503.930.0579
On Twitter: @MCSOInTheKnow