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National Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Who: KSAAT & Local Law Enforcement Agencies
What: Spring Drug Take Back Day
When: Saturday, April 30, 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 National Drug Take Back Day, this
Saturday. Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT), in partnership with local law enforcement
agencies, is 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.

Drug Take Back Day is vital as many Americans are not aware that medicines left in one’s home are
highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at an alarming
high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

If you are unable to attend the event on April 30th, 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.

KSAAT looks forward to YOUR HELP to make Knox County’s Drug Take Back Day a success! We are
all a part of the solution.

To learn more about KSAAT or to get involved, visit or email

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