Press Release - Seneca County Sheriff's Office now has permanent drug disposal kiosk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Romulus, NY) - Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center, 6150 State Route 96, Romulus, New York.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has established a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults. Persons wishing to dispose of unwanted, unused, expired prescriptions or other medication can now visit the Main Lobby at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center, Monday thru Friday between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and deposit them into a secure collection kiosk.
According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth who are 12 to 17 years old, 7.4 percent report past year non-medical use of prescription drugs. Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.
Now Seneca County citizens won’t have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets. “We are working towards getting another secure drug disposal kiosk located in the Northern Portion of Seneca County in the very near future” said Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg