Fox Lake, IL… State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa), in partnership with the Fox Lake Police Department, is hosting a prescription medication drop-off event next Saturday.
“Events like these take potentially deadly pharmaceuticals out of the hands of those who would intentionally or unintentionally abuse them,” Weber said. Millions of Americans misuse controlled prescription and the majority of the abused prescriptions were obtained from family or friends, and often from home medicine cabinets. “This is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of their unused or expired drugs.”
The event will be on Saturday, October 1st from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fox Lake Police Department, 301 Illinois Route 59. Prescription medications, ointments, and patches as well as pet medications and over the counter medications will be accepted. Needles and illegal drugs will not be accepted.