County sheriff preps for Take Back Day

ELIZABETHTOWN-The Essex County Sheriff's Department is partnering with eight sites throughout the county on Take Back Day.

Take Back Day, which will be held on Saturday, April 30, will involve members of the Sheriff's Department working at specified sites throughout the county to take back old prescriptions and drugs that have exceeded their expiration date.

"The way the program runs, we have to have a sworn law enforcement officer at each site to collect any of the medications that come in," Sheriff Richard Cutting said. " This is an opportunity to turn in all of your unwanted medications. Simply bring them in and put them in the box - no questions asked. They will be disposed of in an appropriate manner."

Currently, the Sheriff's Department will be hosting Take Back Day sites from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Essex County Public Safety Building in Lewis; the Jay Town Hall in Au Sable Forks; the Schroon Lake Town Hall; the Willsboro Volunteer Fire Department; and the Moriah Volunteer Fire Department.

Take back Day sites will also be set up at the Moriah Police Department, Ticonderoga Police Department and Lake Placid Police Department.

For more information, contact Mac MacDevitt of the Prevention Team at mac@preventionteam.org or call 570-5606.

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