Drop your (prescription) drugs off this Saturday

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The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is pleased to announce that this year’s National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Many police services across Canada will be reaching out to their communities to ask for their assistance in combatting the rapidly growing issue of prescription drug abuse.

By raising awareness, the goal of this annual event is to reduce risks by simply asking that Canadians dispose of their unused and unwanted prescriptions in a safe and responsible manner by dropping them off at a local pharmacy or to the police at a Prescription Drug Drop-off Day event

The Sault Ste. Marie Police along with the Ontario Provincial Police will be hosting a local Drug Drop-off Day this Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie. Officers will be collecting your unwanted and unneeded medications at 2 locations within the City. Station Mall 293 Bay Street (storefront between Dennis Street entry and Walmart) as well as at the Seniors Drop Inn Centre at 619 Bay Street.  Collection will occur between 10am and 4pm at both of these locations

The rising rates of recreational misuse of prescription drugs by youth, in particular opioids, can lead to addiction and unintended, tragic consequences. We can all play a role in safeguarding our families just by clearing out our medicine cabinets.