The Auburn Police Department and the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Kinney Drugs, will be hosting a one-day National Prescription Drug "Take Back" initiative.
This initiative is part of a national effort in collaboration with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from our community's medicine cabinets. This unified effort will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender unwanted, expired or unused pharmaceuticals, controlled substances and medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.
The one-day effort, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Kinney Drugs at 62 Owasco St., Auburn and Kinney Drugs at 130 Main St., Moravia, will be conducted in complete anonymity. No questions will be asked when turning in controlled substances. People are encouraged to remove any identifying information from their prescription labels prior to turning them in. Intravenous solutions and syringes will not be accepted.
If you are unable to make this event, the Auburn Police Department and the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office always welcome the disposal of unused medications at their prescription drop-boxes, located at agency headquarters.