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Montgomery to Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Unwanted drugs can be turned in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Police Department.

Editor's note: The following is a press release from the village of Montgomery.

The Montgomery Police will be collecting unused, unwanted and expired medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Montgomery Police Department, at 10 Civic Center Ave.

This national effort in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration will focus on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from citizens’ medicine cabinets. The national take-back day provides an opportunity for citizens to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

Medications that will be collected include controlled, non-controlled and over the counter medications. Medications that are turned in will be placed directly in a collection bin. If they are in a labeled medication bottles, you do not have to remove identifying information prior to disposal unless you wish to. Medications that will not be accepted include Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, liquids and syringes.

If you have any questions, call Officer Mauer at 630-897-8707 ext 3243.

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