Thursday, April 26, 2012

Got Drugs? Medicine Collection Event April 27-28

The Marion Police Department, along with Marion Utilities, is holding a medicine collection event  this weekend for SAFE disposal of expired and unused medication.

Friday, April 27th from 6pm -8pm
Saturday, April 28th from 11am - 2pm

Event is at the municipal building parking lot in downtown Marion. 

Did you know that...
  • Unused or expired Rx medications are a public safety issue (leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse?)
  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription/doctor's supervision?
  • The non-medical use of Rx drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America?
  • The majority of teens abuse Rx drugs by getting them from family & friends' homes?
  • Unused Rx drugs throw in in the trash can be retrieved and abused or sold illegally.  
  • Unused drugs that are flushed down the toilet contaminate the water supply 
  • Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Note: all containers will be destroyed along with medications, so you can just drop the whole container off.

Questions?  Contact Pam Kirklin at Marion Utilities at #664.2391 x128

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