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Stark County, OH (September 16, 2021) – Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, Drug Free Stark County, the Opiate & Addiction Task Force of Stark County, and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Stark County Police Chiefs’ Association, are pleased to sponsor Drug Take Back Day on September 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (The Jackson Township location ONLY will run 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Fourteen locations throughout the county will be staffed with officers and volunteers collecting expired, unwanted and/or unused medications for safe disposal. Prescriptions as well as over-the-counter medications will be accepted.

In addition to encouraging safe disposal, this event is an important part of drug misuse prevention. For example, it is estimated that 8 of 10 teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives – making it crucial to regularly clean out cabinets and cupboards to help eliminate the risk of misuse. This program is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked; if bringing prescription drug bottles blacking out any personal information is desired. Solid medications can be mixed and in any container that is tightly sealed (original packaging is not necessary). Veterinary medications, liquids, and sharps (must be safely presented) are also accepted. No identification is needed for any drop off.

2021 Drug Take Back Day locations:

• Alliance Police Department 470 E. Market St., Alliance, OH 44601

• Aultman Hospital 2600 6th St. SW, (Bedford St. Valet Circle) Canton, Ohio 44710

• Fairless High School 11885 Navarre Road SW, Navarre, OH 44662

• Hartville Police Dept. 202 W. Maple St., Hartville, Ohio 44632

• Jackson Township Safety Center 7383 Fulton Drive NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646 (This location ONLY will be collecting 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. ALL other locations collecting 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

• Judge Eugene Fellmeth Safety Center 1165 S. Locust St. NW, Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614

• Louisville Police Dept. 1150 W. Main St., Louisville, Ohio 44641

• Mercy Medical Center 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton, Ohio 44708

• Navarre Police Dept. 555 N. Main St., Navarre, Ohio 44662

• North Canton City Hall 145 N. Main St., (Enter parking lot off Ream Ave. NW for entrance to City Hall/Police Department) North Canton, Ohio 44720

• Perry Residents Perry Town Center/Levin Mattress, 5119 West Tuscarawas St., Canton, OH 44708

• Plain Township Hall 2600 Easton St. NE, Canton, Ohio 44721

• Uniontown Police Dept. 1635 Edison St. NW, Uniontown, Ohio 44685

• Waynesburg Village Hall 110 N. Main St., Waynesburg, Ohio 44688

For more information about Drug Take Back Day, visit the “Trainings & Events” section of