Roanoke Holds Local Drug Take Back Day

Published 05/10 2014 04:33PM

Updated 05/10 2014 08:18PM

ROANOKE- Drivers in Roanoke got a reminder about a way to get rid of their unneeded or old medications on Saturday.

After an impressive turnout during national prescription drug takeback day last month, where Normal brought in more than 600 pounds of old drugs, residents headed to the Roanoke Pharmacy for a second round of returns.

Guests were encouraged to drop off all old over the counter and prescriptions. Organizers of the event say it's a great way to keep drugs from falling into the wrong hands, contaminating the water supply, or worse.

"A lot of people are aware that prescription medications are a drug of choice for some young students, or young individuals, who might try to take it out of the cabinets,” said Hillary Aggertt, Woodford County Health Department CASA project coordinator.

If you missed out on Saturday’s drop off, there are two other locations for 24/7 drop off in Woodford county, at the Woodford County Sheriff’s Department at 111 E Court Street in Eureka, and the Illinois State Police office at 1265 Lourdes Rd in Metamora.

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