DEA Take Back Day

Want to get rid of your unwanted or unused prescriptions? The Lake County sheriff’s office has set up three collection points, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 27, which is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

They are: 

  • Beach Park Village Hall, 11270 W. Wadsworth Road, Beach Park; 
  • Volo Village Hall, 500 S. Fish Lake Road, Volo; 
  • Fremont Township office, 22385 W. Route 60, Mundelein. 

The sheriff’s office collected 685 pounds of medication at the spring 2014 Drug Take Back event in April. Last year, Lake County collected 8,300 pounds of medication. Ridding medicine cabinets of these prescription drugs prevents children from accidentally consuming them and unauthorized users from obtaining them.

You can also drop your medication off at 17 spots in Lake County, to find the nearest location follow this link.