Family Fare saw increased traffic throughout the afternoon, as did the Manistee City Police Department, which had its lobby open specifically for the event. "Previous year we had 12", said Bill Gentes of the Lake County Health Department.
"Today, we'll bag up and box all of the boxes of the medicine that we receive". The program is free and no questions are asked.
Last October, 912,305 pounds of pills were collected nationwide.
Those unused or expired pills in your medicine cabinet are a huge concern to your public safety. Police said that disposing of medications the correct way can keep them out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them.
Snider said certain unused medications are screened and donated. "It's toxic for the environment, so we are trying not to have the medications end up either in the water or in landfills". So, its prescribed medications, something they're not comfortable with having around the house. "It is just an opportunity for them to get rid of that and dispose of it, without any worries", said William Schrom, Chemung County Undersheriff.
Along with Gadsden County and Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, the Tallahassee Police Department collected bags from the community filled with dozens of prescription drugs. If you are not able to make a drop off on April 28, there are permanent collection boxes throughout the state.
The event kicks off from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. right here at KIII Studios located at 5002 SPID.