The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is the first national event of this year. In 2013, Lake County collected approximately 6,700 pounds of prescription drugs. Ridding medicine cabinets of these prescription drugs prevents children from accidentally consuming them and unauthorized users from obtaining them. Anyone with unwanted or unused prescription drugs can drop them off at one of three locations for proper disposal.
The locations are:
Beach Park Village Hall, 11270 W. Wadsworth Road, Beach Park;
Volo Village Hall, at 500 S. Fish Lake Road, Volo;
Village of Deer Park Lake Zurich Fire Station 4, at 21970 Field Parkway, Deer Park.