OPD joins National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


The Oxford Police Department (OPD) is joining the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24. 

The event will be held as a drive-thru drop off in the parking lot of the Tri Community Center, 6025 Fairfield Road.

Local residents are encouraged to turn in unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. Syringes, inhalants and other liquid medications will also be accepted — OPD asks that those items are separated from the other medications. Once collected, the medications will be turned over to the DEA for safe disposal. 

The DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day is a biannual event intended to rid homes of potentially dangerous, expired or leftover prescription drugs. Proper disposal of these medications saves lives and protects the environment.

The most recent Take Back Day, held on Oct. 24, 2020, resulted in the collection and proper disposal of 985,392 pounds of drugs nationally. Ohio alone accounted for almost 60,000 pounds.

To learn more about the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit www.deatakeback.com.