TUSCOLA — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will participate again in a prescription drug turn-in day Saturday.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, the public can bring in expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to the sheriff's office, 920 S. Washington St., Tuscola, so they can be appropriately discarded.
Last April, some 188 tons of prescription drugs were turned in by Americans at nearly 5,400 sites operated by the Drug Enforcement Agency in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies.
Medicines left in home cabinets are prone to misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose potential safety and health hazards.