SAFELY DISPOSE OF RX DRUGS
Drug Drop Off Locations
Did you know that 8 of 10 Teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives? Opiates are prescribed for everything from sports injuries, to dental work, to managing pain. While they are prescribed by most physicians for all the right reasons, at times they get into the hands of others who mean to use them for the wrong reasons. Look in the back of your medicine cabinet. You might find the bottle of Vicodin® you did not use up disappeared without you even knowing it is gone. Maybe you have a refill on that Percocet® script you didn’t fill, but your teenager did. These real-life scenarios may sound far-fetched to some, but for parents in fear their child is using, or the teacher who sees signs that something is just simply wrong with a student, playing it safe and disposing of prescriptions properly keeps drugs out of the illicit supply pipeline.
Stark County has 17 permanent drug collection boxes located at police departments across the county. These boxes are free of charge. In partnership with Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, Drug Free Stark County works to promote substance abuse prevention through community education and awareness.
Get rid of unwanted prescriptions at these safe drop box locations throughout Stark County.
Alliance City Police Department » 470 E. Market St., Alliance
Brewster Police Department » 145 W. 1st St., Brewster
Canton City Police Department » 218 Cleveland Ave. SW, Canton
City of Canal Fulton Police Department » 1165 Locust St. S, Canal Fulton
Jackson Township Police Department » 7383 Fulton Drive NW, Massillon
Louisville Police Department » 1150 W. Main St., Louisville
Magnolia Police Department » 328 N. Main St., Magnolia
Marlboro Township Police Department » 7344 Edison St. NE, Hartville
Massillon Police Department » 2 James Duncan Plaza, Massillon
Minerva Police Department » 209 N. Market St., Minerva
Navarre Village Hall » 27 Canal St. W, Navarre
North Canton Police Department » 145 N. Main St., North Canton
Ohio State Highway Patrol » 4711 Shuffel St. NW, North Canton
Perry Township Police Department » 622 Genoa Ave. SW, Massillon
Plain Township Hall » 2600 Easton St. NE, Canton
Stark County Sheriff’s Office » 4500 Atlantic Blvd. NE, Canton
For more information, please contact Karen Abel Jepsen, Health and Wellness Manager, at 330-455-6644 or Karen.Jepsen@StarkMHAR.org.