CL Police and DEA Host Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

Residents can dispose of unused and expired prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Crystal Lake Police Department.


The Crystal Lake Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration in coordination with the 4th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Drug Take-Back Day is meant to provide people with a way to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted medications.

The public can drop off unwanted medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Crystal Lake Police Department, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, according to the police department.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

Controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter substances may be collected. Liquid medications will not be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers. 

This program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made.

Participants may dispose of their medication in its original container, or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box.

If an original container is submitted, individuals will be encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label. Anyone with questions
can contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620. 


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