The Village of Orland Park is participating in the DEA's nationwide "Drug Take Back Day" on Saturday, Sept. 29, collecting expired and no longer needed prescription drugs.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Two Orland Park drop off points for the National Take Back Initiative on Saturday collected over a half-ton of unused medicine for disposal over the course of four hours.
The Orland Park Police Department collected an “unparalleled amount” of unused, expired or unwanted prescription and over the counter medicine, to push back against rising abuse habits of these leftover drugs often found in medicine cabinets. The two Orland Park collection points, one at the Orland Park Police Department and the other at Smith Crossing, collected 1,038 pounds of pills and liquid medicine, most of which were prescribed, said Orland Park Police Lt. Joe Mitchell. Antibiotics and synthetic morphine patches were among the dumped medicine, but the most prominent were painkillers. Opiates such as Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin are also the most common pharmaceutical drugs recovered by police, Mitchell said. All of the medicine …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Two locations in Orland Park, including the police department, will be collecting expired, unwanted and unused medicine, both from prescriptions and over the counter sources.
Law enforcement agencies all over the country are looking to collect clamp down on one of the most plentiful sources of potentially dangerous drugs – your medicine cabinet. The Orland Park Police Department is taking part in the National Take Back Initiative, organized in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. medicine will be collected at two locations in Orland Park: The drop offs can include both pill and liquid medicine, from both prescription and over the counter sources, according to a release from the Orland Park Police Department. Glass containers, aerosol sprays, canisters, IV solutions, illegal drugs and syringes won’t be accepted in this effort. To remain confidential, people will not …