The drop-off event is intended to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by removing unwanted, unused or expired pills from homes. Prescription drug abuse, particularly involving opioid pain medications, is a growing concern locally, statewide and nationally. One way prescription drugs enter the illicit abuse trade is by theft from homes where medications are left unattended.
The service is free and anonymous.
In addition to the one-day events, which are held several times a year, each county has a secure prescription pill drop box. Locations in the Tri-County Board service area are: Greenville Police Department; Shelby County Sheriff's Office; Miami County Sheriff's Office. Drugs must be in pill or powder form only; needles and liquids cannot be accepted in the drop boxes.
To find a Take-Back site in other areas, search the Drug Enforcement Agency's database of registered sites.