Sheriff’s office hosting food drive during drug take back event in Saline County

SALINE COUNTY, IL — A local sheriff’s office has announced a prescription drug take back event that will double as a food drive.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office announced it will host a prescription drug take back event Saturday, April 27, at the Saline County Courthouse.

The sheriff’s office is also holding a canned food drive at the courthouse at the same time to benefit food pantries in the county.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the courthouse at 10 East Poplar St. in Harrisburg, Illinois.

April 27 is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Other law enforcement agencies in the Local 6 area are participating as well — with all events Local 6 has been notified of running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

— Kentucky State Police Post 1 will host its take back event from at 8366 U.S. 45 North in Hickory. KSP posts are accepting liquids if they are in sealed containers, as well as pills and patches. They will not accept intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes.
— The Paducah Police Department will host it’s event at both Walmart locations — 5130 Hinkleville Road and  3220 Irvin Cobb Drive. They will not accept liquids, needles or sharps.
— In Obion County, Tennessee, a drug take back event will be held at the Baptist Memorial Hospital front entrance and the Walmart front entrance.
— The Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Police Department will host its event at police headquarters at 2530 Maria Louise Lane. The department will not accept needles, inhalers, or other compressed air cylinders.
— The Carbondale, Illinois, Police Department is hosting its event at the department at 501 South Washington St. and at the Kroger at 501 North Giant City Road.

To find other locations the DEA says are participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27, 2019, click here, or call your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number to ask if they will be participating.