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Grand County Drug Take Back is Sept. 27

Sky-Hi News staff

The Grand County Sheriff's Office, Grand County Public Health, Grand County Water Quality, Grand Futures, Kremmling Police Department, Granby Police Department, and the Fraser-Winter Park Police Department are participating in the National Drug Take Back on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. .to 2 p.m.

There are three locations to choose from:

• Alco, 541 Zerex, Fraser

• City Market, 1001 Thompson Road, Granby

• The Mercantile, 101 Martin Way, Kremmling

Safe disposal keeps expired medications out of the hands of youth, preventing accidental poisoning, overdose, or drug abuse and assures that prescriptions are used only by intended patients. Proper disposal of unwanted medications at designated drop-off sites also protects the environment by reducing the likelihood of medications being flushed down toilets where they can re-enter and contaminate water systems, and proper disposal protects the environment by reducing the amount of medications that will be discarded in landfills and waste facilities where they can disintegrate, poison the environment, and harm waterways, fish, and wildlife.

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The take-back service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Participating sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Personal information may be blacked out on prescription bottles, or medications may be emptied from the bottles into bins provided at the locations.

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