On Tuesday, August 11th from 9 AM to 11 AM and from 5 PM to 6 PM, the Sycamore Police Department will partner with Illinois State Representative Jeff Keicher for a Prescription Drug Take Back Event at the Sycamore Police Department.
Too often drugs find their way into the wrong hands which can be dangerous and sometimes tragic. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, many being obtained from family and friends. Prescription medication can also pose a health and safety risk to water systems and local landfills if not properly disposed.
This event will be a safe and anonymous way to clean out medicine cabinets and turn in unused, unneeded, or expired prescription medications including:.
· Prescription Drugs
· Prescription Patches
· Prescription Ointments
· Prescription Samples
· Pet Medication
Those wishing to drop off during the designated times can simply pull into one of the designated parking spaces on Stark Avenue next to the Police Department. Items will be accepted while drivers remain in their cars. For any questions, please contact the Sycamore Police Department at 815-895-3435.