Chicago Tribune: Drug disposal program keeps pace with increasing prescription abuse

March 27, 2015 0

Lake County has expanded its prescription drug drop-off program to include 22 area police departments, with Winthrop Harbor the latest to join in the fight. The multi-organizational local effort made sure 7,800 pounds of unwanted or old prescription drugs didn’t reach the wrong hands in 2012. The following year, the program disposed of 8,200 pounds of prescriptions before reaching a staggering 12,000 pounds in 2014. “The use is climbing in Lake County,” said Bill Gentes, […]

Local Drug Disposal Success!

March 10, 2015 0

905 pounds of unused disposed prescription drugs in 36 boxes from @CityHPIL Great job to Highland Park Police! pic.twitter.com/faylHNO8CG — Lake County DFC (@LakeCountyDFC) March 10, 2015