PLAINFIELD, IL — The DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets, and the Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, will act as a collection site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction and will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical drug abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment and business communities to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for residents.

During this event, controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances will be collected. The event is for patients and their families to dispose of unwanted medications, police said. Pharmacies, hospitals and physicians may not drop off their excess medications for disposal.

Any solid dosage form pharmaceutical products (tablets, capsules, etc.) in consumer containers may be accepted. Small (pint size) bottles of cough syrups may be accepted if they are sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

Illicit illegal substances such as marijuana or heroin are not a part of this initiative and will not be accepted. Needles are also not accepted, police said.

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