WESTERN NEW YORK – A number of local law-enforcement agencies are teaming with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to encourage people to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is set for Saturday. It offers a safe way to dispose of medications.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office will accept prescription and non-prescription medication at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Chautauqua Mall, JC Penney Parking Lot, 318 E. Fairmount Ave. in Lakewood
- Southside Pharmacy, 766 Foote Ave. in Jamestown
- Westfield Family Physicians, 138 E. Main St. in Westfield
- Alstar Ambulance, 738 Monroe St. in Dunkirk
In Cattaraugus County, the Sheriff’s Office will be accepting both prescription and non-prescription medication at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Cattaraugus County Building, 1 Leo Moss Dr. in Olean
- The Salamanca City Fire Station, 225 Wildwood St. in Salamanca
- The Delevan PLaza, 40 North Main St. in Delevan
- Corner Drug Store, 1 Washington St. in the Town of Cattaraugus
A 2017 National Survey on drug use and health that showed six million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from medicine cabinets.