Combined, the dropoff day brought in711 pounds of drugs and medical sharps.
“Seven-hundred pounds of prescription drugs is equal to the weight of a vending machine,” Yost said. “Clearly, removing such a heavy load of medications from our communities is not a one-person job, so we are thankful for our partners and for the Ohioans who answered our call to drop off their medications.”
Anyone who missed the drug dropoff day can dispose of unnecessary prescriptions by contacting local law enforcement.
See safe storage guidelines here.