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Latta Highlights National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Disposal Locations throughout Ohio’s Fifth District

Bowling Green, OH, October 23, 2023 | Claire Hurley (202-255-6405)

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28, 2023. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) highlights prescription drug disposal locations throughout Ohio’s Fifth District and encourages residents to participate.

Official prescription drug collection sites are available throughout the country to provide safe disposal of unneeded or leftover prescription drugs. During the April 2023 Drug Take Back Day, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported collecting 663,725 pounds of medications.

“It’s not uncommon for our medicine cabinets to become full of unneeded or leftover prescription drugs,” Latta said. “Prescription medications are often thrown in the trash, where they can be retrieved, abused, or illegally sold. To responsibly dispose of these medications, several official drop off locations are available throughout Ohio’s Fifth District. On this upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, I encourage all residents to take stock of their prescriptions, evaluate whether they should be disposed of, and drop off expired or unneeded medications at the nearest collection site.” 

Residents who have unneeded or expired prescription drugs are encouraged to find a disposal location through the Drug Enforcement Administration’s website here. A list of locations throughout Ohio’s Fifth District is below: 

Crawford County:

Crestline Police Department: 100 N Seltzer St, Crestline, OH 

Bucyrus Police Department: 500 S Sandusky Ave, Bucyrus, OH 

Galion Police Department: 301 Harding Way E, Galion, OH 


Henry County:

Henry County Sheriff’s Office: 123 E Washington St, Napoleon, OH 

Napoleon Police Department: 310 Glenwood Ave, Napoleon, OH 


Huron County:

New London Police Department: 115 E Main St, New London, OH 

Perkins Township Police Department: 2610 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 


Lorain County:

Westlake Police Department: 27300 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake, OH 

North Olmsted Police Department: 27243 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 

Bay Village Police Department: 28000 Wolf Rd, Bay Village, OH 

Fairview Park Police Department: 20777 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 


Mercer County:

Coldwater Police Department: 303 W Main St, Coldwater, OH 


Paulding County:

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office: 500 E Perry St, Paulding, OH


Putnam County:

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office: 1035 Heritage Trail, Ottawa, OH 


Seneca County:

Fostoria Police Department (Kroger Store #856): 126 W High St. Fostoria, OH 


Wood County:

Bradner Police Department: 130 N Main St Bradner, OH 

North Baltimore Police Department: 203 N Main St, North Baltimore, OH 

Perrysburg Township Police Department: 26711 Lime City Rd, Perrysburg, OH 

Wood County Sheriff’s Office: 1960 E Gypsy Lane Rd, Bowling Green, OH 


Wyandot County:

Carey Police Department: 127 N Vance St, Carey, OH 

Wyandot Sheriff's Office: 125 E Wyandot Ave, Upper Sandusky, OH 

Upper Sandusky Police Department: 120 N 7th St, Upper Sandusky, OH 


Latta’s legislative actions to combat the opioid crisis in the United States:

During his tenure, Latta has authored and co-sponsored many bills to help combat the opioid epidemic.

In 2013, Latta’s Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act – also known as “Track and Trace” – was signed into law as part of the Drug Quality and Security Act. Under the law, the FDA was directed to set up a system to track prescription drugs through the supply chain in order to protect Americans against counterfeit and otherwise illegitimate drugs.

In 2017, Latta introduced the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act – signed into law in 2018 as part of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – to establish a public electronic database that would compile information on federal efforts to stop the opioid crisis.

Latta continues to be an advocate in fighting the opioid epidemic that tragically took over 100,000 American lives in 2021. This Congress, Latta is championing the HALT Fentanyl Act – passed by the House in May – to permanently place fentanyl analogues into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, simplify registration processes for certain research with Schedule I substances, remove barriers that currently impede such work, and provide for exemption of individual analogues from Schedule I when evidence demonstrates it is appropriate.


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