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Prescription Drug Drop-Off Near You This Saturday

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If you've got old, potentially dangerous prescription drugs laying around the house, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration wants you to get rid of them safely this weekend.

The two agencies are holding the fifth National Take Back Initiative Saturday. It's an event where agents collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

Those drugs, many of them opiates, can get into the hands of teens who begin abusing them. Statistics show prescription medicines are the most commonly abused drugs among 12- and 13-year-olds.

Two-thirds of those teens are getting the drugs from family members and friends. Experts say they often target the elderly or sick to steal the medication.

"We know that prescription pill abuse has now reached epidemic proportions. More people died from drug overdoses than car accidents and shootings, and within the drug overdose family of numbers, more people die from overdoses from prescription opiates than cocaine and heroin," said U.S. Attorney William Hochul.

Last April, the DEA collected 276 tons of prescription drugs at sites around the country.

The Take Back Initiative will take place this Saturday September 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

National Take Back Initiative - September 29th

Monroe County

Town of Webster Police Department
WWTP
226 Phillips Rd., Webster NY 14580

Monroe County Department of Environmental Services
Wegmans Supermarket
900 Holt Rd., Webster NY 14580

Gates Police Department
Gates PD
1605 Buffalo Rd., Rochester NY 14604

Village of Fairport PD
Fairport Police Department
31 S. Main Street, Fairport NY 14450

Town of Greece
Greece Police Department
400 Island Cottage Rd., Rochester NY 14612

Town of Brighton
Brighton Police Department
2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14618

Village of East Rochester PD
East Rochester Police Department
254 W. Ivy Street, East Rochester NY 14445

Ontario County

Ontario County Sheriff
Tops Market parking lot
815 Canandaigua Rd., Geneva NY 14456

Seneca County

Seneca County Sheriff
SCSO
6150 Rt. 96, Romulus NY 14541

Seneca County Sheriff
Seneca County Courthouse
33 West William Street, Waterloo NY 13165

Wayne County

Clyde Police Department
Galens Express Lane Pharmacy
17 Sodus Street, Clyde NY 14433

Macedon Police Department
Town Hall
1620 Wayneport Road, Macedon NY 14502

Genesee County

Batavia Police Department
Batavia Police Department
10 W. Main Street, Batavia NY 14020

Genesee County Sheriff's Department
Pembroke Town Highway Barns
Routes 5 & 77, East Pembroke NY 14056

Village of LeRoy Police Department
LeRoy Police Department
Corner of Rt. 5 & 19, 3 W. Main Street, LeRoy NY 14482

Orleans County

Orleans County Sheriff's Office
Medina Fire Department
600 Main Street, Medina NY 14103

Orleans County Sheriff's Office
400 Public Safety Building
13925 State Route 31, Albion NY 14411

Orleans County Sheriff's Office
Holley Fire Department
7 Thomas Street, Holley NY 14470

Wyoming County

Wyoming County Sheriff's Department
North parking lot
151 North Main Street, Warsaw NY 14569

Wyoming County Sheriff's Department
Arcade Police Station
17 Church St., Arcade NY 14009

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