On Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other participating agencies, will hold a prescription drug take-back day.
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Niagara County residents can take their expired, unneeded or unwanted prescription drugs to the parking lot of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. There also will be a drop-off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. The service is free and anonymous - no questions asked.
The public can find a nearby collection site by visiting www.dea.gov, clicking on the "Got Drugs?" icon, and following the links to a database where one can enter a ZIP code. One also can call 800-882-9539.
Only pills and other solids, such as patches, can be brought to the collection sites. Liquids and needles or other sharps will not be accepted.
Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern due to the fact they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused and abused. If you have any questions regarding the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, contact the sheriff's office at 716-438-3393.