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.