Police, Kiwanis to take back drugs

Police Chief Vince Morber has registered Barberton to take part in the semi-annual U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration drug take-back day Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. During that time, police officers with help from members of Magic City Kiwanis, will be at the old FirstMerit parking lot, 480 W. Tuscarawas, for the collection. Those with medications to dispose of should drive in the Wooster Road entrance to the parking lot where an officer will meet your vehicle and receive the pills. There is no need to park, just drive out the exit onto W. Tuscarawas Avenue. You may ask for a DeTerra bag which can be used for safe medication destruction in your home. When the event ends, a representative of the DEA will pick up the pills and have them destroyed in an environmentally friendly manner. Anyone may bring medications to this event, regardless of where they live. Unwanted medicine also can be dropped off at the red box in front of the main fire station, 580 Wooster Road W., or in the secure box in the basement of the police station, 576 W. Park Ave. Since Barberton joined this national event approximately five years ago, 1500 pounds of no-longer-needed pills have been destroyed.


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