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Knox County participating in National Drug Take Back Day

Who: KSAAT & Local Law Enforcement Agencies
What: Fall Drug Take Back Day
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022 10 AM – 2 PM
Drop-off Locations:

Danville Police Department
Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy
Fredericktown Police Department
Knox Public Health


Knox Community Hospital Medical Pavilion @ Conway’s Eastside Pharmacy
Knox County, OH – Knox County will be participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take
Back Day, Saturday, October 29, 2022.. Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT), in partnership
with local law enforcement agencies, are coordinating this collection day for residents to dispose of their
expired, unused or unwanted medications. The disposal day will also include the collection of unwanted
syringes. The drop-off locations in Knox County include: Knox Public Health, Knox Community
Hospital Medical Pavilion at Conway’s Eastside Pharmacy, Danville Police Department, Centerburg
Foster’s Pharmacy, and the Fredericktown Police Department.


The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and
national security threat. The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects the commitment
to safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a
measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.


If you are unable to attend the event on October 29, residents can request a free Deterra Drug
Deactivation pouch from Knox Public Health. These pouches allow for the safe destruction of
medications, liquids and patches at home.


Additionally, there are several drop-boxes located in Knox County for year-round disposal. These
locations include; the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown Police Department, Danville Police
Department, Mount Vernon Police Department, Rite-Aid (Mount Vernon) and CVS (Prescription
medicine only at CVS). These drop-boxes are anonymous; however, please do not put liquids, inhalers,
sharps or illegal substances in the drop-boxes.


We are all a part of the solution.


To learn more about KSAAT or to get involved, visit ksaat.org or email ksaat2011@gmail.com.

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