Drug Take Back 2015

DEA Drug Disposal

The Blue Ash Police Department and the DEA will provide the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 26th, BAPD invites individuals to bring medication for disposal to the Blue Ash Municipal building parking lot (4343 Cooper Road) as a part of National Take-Back Day. This free service is completely anonymous, no questions asked. No liquid medications, lancets, or syringes will be accepted, and personal information should be removed from all materials prior to this event.

Medication often thrown out in the trash or flushed down the toilet can find its way into the water table, creating a hazard for many. Additionally, medication that is improperly disposed of or left in medicine cabinets unused can fall into the wrong hands and be abused, sold or traded.

In Ohio, more people die from unintentional medication poisoning than from motor vehicle crashes and suicides. By hosting events allowing proper disposal, BAPD hopes to prevent these incidents from occurring.