Michele Spring Reporting:

(Friday, December 21, 2018) New Philadelphia, Ohio – Just as the EPA reminds Americans to properly dispose of waste, the Anti-Drug Coalition is doing the same. The Tuscarawas County ADC is reminding residents to properly dispose of unused or unwanted prescription medication before the rush of holiday visitors.

Coordinator Jodi Salvo stressed that by not properly disposing of medications, there is a risk that they will end up in the wrong hands.

”If you have a party at your house, people are in, you absolutely might have someone looking for medications in your home. SO what we’re really encouraging people to do is to lock up and secure any medications that you are currently using and if you have any that you are not, please dispose properly.”

There are six drop-off locations throughout Tuscarawas County, including the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office, Dennison Police Department, Newcomerstown Police Department, New Philadelphia Police Department, Strasburg Police Department, and the Sugarcreek Police Department.

“Two of them are open 24/7, the Sheriff’s Office and the New Philadelphia Police Department. And also if you’re not able to get to a permanent drop-off box, we also have those drug deactivation bags, the Anti-Drug Coalition has them at different locations throughout the county.”

Residents who are interested or have questions in regards to the drug deactivation bags can contact the ADC at (330) 440-7319.

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