The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to provide a free, secured collection site where residents can bring their unwanted medications for safe disposal. The items that can be dropped off are unwanted and expired prescriptions, over-the-counter pain relievers and medications, pet medications, vitamins, or any other medications that need safe disposal.
This effort was developed after the success of “Operation Medicine Cabinet” where the Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, received the fourth-highest amount of medications collected in northeastern Ohio in October 2011. The Geauga Sheriff’s saw that there was a need to address the concerns about unused prescription and non-prescription medications in the homes of the residents of Geauga County.
|Prescription Drug Type
||Annual Abusers||% Among Rx Abusers||% Among Americans*
|Opioids Alone||9.3 million||57.1%||3.29%|
|Benzodiazepine Alone||4.8 million||29.4%||1.70%|
|All Prescription Drugs||16.3 million||100%||5.76%|