Toledo, OH – At a press conference this morning the Board of Lucas County Commissioners and law enforcement partners throughout the county will announce Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Prescription drug abuse affects families of all demographics and types of communities. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, each day 44 people in the United States die from overdose of prescription painkillers, and many more become addicted. The increase in prescription drug abuse has also fueled a rise in heroin addiction in communities around the country.
The Lucas County Commissioners and Deb Chany, Executive Director of Sylvania Community Action Team, will be joined by partnering law enforcement officials to announce prescription drug drop off locations on Saturday, September 26. These leaders will urge citizens in Lucas County, and beyond, to participate by bringing their unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed of in an environmentally responsible way and to proactively combat this epidemic by raising awareness through preventative education in our communities.
The press conference will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. One Government Center, Toledo, OH 43604.
Where: One Government Center, First Floor Lobby
Toledo, OH 43604
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Who: Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada
Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak
Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken
Deb Chany, Executive Director, Sylvania Community Action Team
Chief Jeffrey Newton, Director of Public Safety, University of Toledo Police Department
Chief Adam Berg, City of Swanton Police Department
Lt. Joseph Heffernan, City of Toledo Police Department
Sgt. Edward Mack, City of Toledo Police Department
Sgt. Clarence Whalen, Sylvania Township Police Department
Sgt. Tony Castillo, Oregon Police Department
Scott Sylak, Executive Director, Lucas County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board