drug_take_back_dayThe Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Reserve’s along with the Bremen Police Department Reserves will be participating in the DEA’s XII National Drug Take Back Initiative.

On Saturday October 22, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm residence can drop off their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs to the Marshall County Sheriff Officers in the parking lot of Walgreen’s Drug Store 2014 North Michigan Street in Plymouth or to the Bremen Police Officers in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy 1150 West Plymouth Street Bremen.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2009 estimates that there were 7 million non-medical users of prescription drugs in the United States. The survey further indicates that there were more Americans abusing psychotherapeutics than the number of cocaine, heroin and hallucinogen abusers combined. Expired, unused or unwanted medications in our homes are a potential source of supply to the drug abusers making it a risk to public health and safety.

Please take a few moments to clean out your medicine cabinets and bring them to Walgreen’s Drug Store in Plymouth or CVS Pharmacy in Bremen on Saturday October 22 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.