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Drug Take Back Day Collection Totals

Knox County, OH – On Saturday, October 28, 2023, Knox County participated in the DEA National Drug Take Back Day. Totals have been tallied, our community disposed of 88.28 lbs. of unused, unwanted and expired medication.

Specifically, 44.6 lbs. were collected in Mount Vernon at Knox Public Health and the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, 1.48 lbs. were collected at Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy, 15 lbs. were collected at the Danville Police Department and 27.2 lbs. were collected at the Fredericktown Police Department.

The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT) would like to thank the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown Police Department, Danville Police Department and the Mount Vernon Police Department for leading each drop-off location as well as the volunteers that donated their time to make this event a success.

If you missed Drug Take Back Day, you can anonymously drop off your medications at any of the year-round drop-boxes. These locations include; the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Fredericktown Police Department, the Danville Police Department, the Mount Vernon Police Department, Rite-Aid-Mount Vernon and CVS-Mount Vernon. To dispose properly, place your medications in a clear Ziploc bag. Please do NOT put liquids, inhalers, syringes or illegals in the drop-boxes.

Residents can also request a free Deterra Drug Deactivation Bag by calling Knox Public Health at 740-392-2200 ext.2229.

A Spring Take Back event will take place in April 2024. To learn more about KSAAT visit

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