The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Philomath Police Department, Benton County Fairgrounds, and the Benton County Health Department to offer a Drug Take Back Event this Saturday, June 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is targeted to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs as well as to help keep the drugs from contaminating our drinking water.
Things that should be brought include expired or unwanted prescription medications for you, your family or pets, unneeded over-the-counter medications, medicine from deceased family members.
If possible, please leave medicines in their original containers. You can use a black permanent marker to conceal any personal information.
Please DO NOT bring: needles, lancets or sharps of any kind including EpiPens; thermometers or other mercury products; intra-venous solutions or injectables; electronic glucose monitors; medical or hazardous waste of any kind; or illegal drugs.
Medications can be accepted from households only. The event will not accept any medications from institutions such as nursing homes, doctor’s offices, veterinary clinics, foster homes or any other business.
More information about the event is available here.