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updated: 9/3/2014 5:41 PM

Prescription drug collection event

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Want to get rid of your unwanted or unused prescriptions? The Lake County sheriff's office has set up three collection points, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 27, which is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. They are: Beach Park Village Hall, 11270 W. Wadsworth Road, Beach Park; Volo Village Hall, 500 S. Fish Lake Road, Volo; and the Fremont Township office, 22385 W. Route 60, Mundelein. The sheriff's office collected 685 pounds of medication at the spring 2014 Drug Take Back event in April. Last year, Lake County collected 6,700 pounds of medication. Ridding medicine cabinets of these prescription drugs prevents children from accidentally consuming them and unauthorized users from obtaining them.

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