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Get Rid of Leftover or Expired Drugs at Shelby's Medication Disposal Day

The Shelby Township Police Department Medication Disposal Day will be held April 28.

If you have old medication that you want to dispose of in a safe and environmentally friendly way, bring it down to the Shelby Township Police Department's Medication Disposal Day April 28.

The police department will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the to help residents dispose of narcotics and over-the-counter medicine.

Leftover narcotics are dangerous to leave around the house because if found in the wrong hands, it can be ingested by a child or even stolen and sold on the streets. In a release, police said one OxyContin pill can sell for up to $40.

How to Dispose of the Medication

Over-the-counter medications such as antibiotics and cold medicine should be removed from its original container and combined in a zip-lock bag. Black-out any personal information on liquid prescription bottles that need to be disposed of.

As for narcotics, black-out any personal information on the container and bring the bottle to the collection event.

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