BARTLESVILLE, OKLAHOMA -- The Washington County Sheriff's Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will join forces on September 25th to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from medicine cabinets across the county.
This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issues of prescription drug abuse.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office will have three sites where citizens in the county can bring controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances for collection.
At these locations law enforcement and volunteers will have collection containers that will be provided by the DEA.
Citizens will be able to dispose of these medications either in their original containers or by removing the substances from the container and placing it into a disposal box.
This program is completely anonymous and no questions or request for identification will be made.
The sites will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The three sites are at the sheriff's office at 3rd and Johnstone in Bartlesville, the Copan Truck Stop on U.S. Highway 75 and Walgreens at Washington and Frank Phillips in Bartlesville.