It’s time to look through drawers, cabinets and shelves for medication that needs to be disposed of properly. Another Community Drug Disposal Day will be held tomorrow.
The event is sponsored by McMinnville Police Department with help from the 31th Judicial District Attorney’s office, 31th Judicial District Drug Court and Warren County High School’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).
Saturday will be the fifth year for the event, which is usually offered twice a year.
“Last time, we collected 32 pounds of pills,” said SADD sponsor Lynn Seals. “It has gotten better each time. We are really looking forward to helping with this disposal day.”
The club encourages adults to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication in an effort to get those pills out of the house and away from those they were not intended for, such as teens.
McMinnville Police Department offers an anonymous way for adults to rid their home of medications in a safe and anonymous way. Capt. Derwin Adcock says the important word to remember is anonymous.
“Dropping off medications is anonymous,” he said. “I can’t stress that enough. I think some people are worried about giving us information, but no questions will be asked. The medications can then be disposed of by the department.”
The disposal event will be held at McMinnville Police Department on Red Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.