METROPOLIS, IL – As a part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) and State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) along with the Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition are hosting an event to provide constituents with a free service to collect unused prescription drugs.
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rep. Windhorst and Senator Fowler will join with the Metropolis Police Department to collect expired or unneeded medications to be properly disposed of. The event will take place on the premises of the Metropolis Police Department located at 1020 Broadway Street, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Senator Fowler says the event provides an opportunity for residents to discard old medicines while keeping the water supply from being contaminated.
“It’s incredibly important to properly dispose of your unwanted or expired medications,” said Senator Fowler. “By doing this, trained professionals can properly dispose of this medication so it’s not a hazard for the future. I am proud to partner with Representative Windhorst and the Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition for this event.”
Rep. Windhorst says he appreciates the assistance of the Metropolis Police Department and the opportunity to provide a badly needed service to his constituents.
“Having hosted previous prescription drug drop off events, I have been encouraged by the terrific response and the dozens of pounds of drugs that we have been able to keep out of the wrong hands, to help alleviate clutter for people, and to keep our environment clean,” Windhorst said. “I appreciate the close working relationship we’ve developed with the Metropolis Police Department and the Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition.”
Residents may drop off unused, expired, or unneeded medications, patches, vitamins and pet medicines.
Restricted items include hypodermic needles and illegal drugs. The service is free of charge.
Who: State Senator Dale Fowler and State Representative Patrick Windhorst
What: A FREE prescription drug drop off event
When: Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Metropolis Police Department located at 1020 Broadway Street, Metropolis, IL 62960.
For more information, please contact Senator Fowler at 618-294-8951 or Rep. Windhorst at 618-294-8703. The Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition can be reached at (618) 316-4472.