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Drug Disposal Day set for Saturday
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McMinnville Police Department will be holding a Community Drug Disposal Day this coming Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All prescription and over-the-counter medication will be accepted.
No questions will be asked of the individuals making donations, says McMinnville Police Investigator Capt. Derwin Adcock.
“No one will ask any questions about who you are,” Adcock said. “Just pull up and hand over the medications. It’s simple.”
The department has been holding these events twice a year and anonymously accepting prescription and over-the-counter medication since the program started in 2009.
“We’ve had a real good turnout in the past,” said Adcock. “We got quite a few last time with 25 pounds. The collection day before that, we received more than 50 pounds of medications.”
The department tries to offer two disposal days a year to remove unused medication from homes to prevent them from finding a new home on the street. The items are collected, bagged, sealed and by court order destroyed by fire.
Community Drug Disposal Day is a joint effort between the Police Department, the District Attorney’s office, 31th Judicial District Drug Court and Warren County High School’s SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions).
McMinnville Police Department is located at 204 Red Road in Red Road Business Park.