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Cuyahoga County Drug Drop Box Program Collects Thousands of Pounds of Prescriptions

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John O’Brien: (216) 698-3396 or jfobrien@cuyahogacounty.us 

National DEA Drug Take Back Day on October 26, 2013

CUYAHOGA COUNTY - The proven success of Rx Drug Drop Box programs across the country have been brought to Cuyahoga County. The Cuyahoga County Rx Drug Drop-Off Initiative, launched in April of this year, has already collected 2,285 pounds, totaling 180 boxes, of prescription drugs.

“In 2012, more than 1,500 people died in Ohio from accidental prescription drug overdoses,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. “This program was established to help protect your home and loved ones from potentially dangerous and addictive medications. We are happy to see the early successes and look forward to continuing work with our local communities and law enforcement to strength the program into the future.”

In addition to promoting the safe disposal of prescription drugs, Rx Drug Drop Boxes decrease the likelihood of intentional and unintentional prescription drug abuse. Proper disposal of expired prescriptions reduce the likelihood of abuse by family, friends, or visitors. A Rx Drug Drop Box reduces the environmental impact on citizen drinking water and natural waterways by providing citizens with an alternative to flushing drugs down the toilet. 

Rx Drug Drop Boxes are available year-round. Currently, there are thirty-four police departments in Cuyahoga County that have drug drop boxes.  To find the drug drop box closest to you, go to: www.sheriff.cuyahogacounty.us/rx or www.rxdrugdropbox.org 

Cuyahoga County efforts reflect a nationwide effort. This Saturday, October 26th, 2013, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM is the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  For a list of locations across the nation, please see:  http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov. For a list of local, Northeast Ohio locations, please see the attached sites by county list.




Bay Village Police Dept.                     28000 Wolf Rd                        Bay Village OH  44140

Brecksville Public Square                   Corner of Rtes. 21 & 82          Brecksville OH  44141

Cleveland Clinic Crile Building A        2049 East 100th St.                 Cleveland OH  44195

Columbia Twp. Fire Station                25540 Royalton Road             Columbia Station OH  44028

NEORSD Environ. Services Ctr.       4747 E 49th St                        Cuyahoga Heights OH  44125

East Cleveland Police Dept.               14340 Euclid Ave                    East Cleveland OH  44112

Forest Hill Terrace Apartments          14100 Terrace Rd                   East Cleveland OH  44112

Helen S Brown Apartments                1821 Noble Rd                        East Cleveland OH  44112

New Life Cathedral                             16200 Euclid Ave                    East Cleveland OH  44112

Owl’s Nest Apartments                       2020 Taylor Rd                       East Cleveland OH  44112

Euclid Medical Office Bldg.                99 Northline Circle                  Euclid OH  44119

Fairview Park Police Dept.                 20777 Lorain Rd                     Fairview Park OH  44126

Gates Mills Police Dept.                     1470 Chagrin River Rd           Gates Mills OH  44040

Highland Heights Police Dept.            5827 Highland Rd                   Highland Heights OH  44143

Lakewood Police Dept.                       12650 Detroit Ave                   Lakewood OH  44107

Lyndhurst City Hall Parking Lot          5301 Mayfield Rd                   Lyndhurst OH  44124

Mayfield Village Police Dept.              620 SOM Center Rd.              Mayfield Village OH  44143

Sanford Brown College                      17535 Rosbough Dr                Middleburg Heights OH  44130

North Olmsted Police Dept.                27243 Lorain Rd                     North Olmsted OH  44070

North Royalton Police Dept.               14000 Bennett Road              North Royalton, OH 44133

Olmsted Falls Police Dept.                 26100 Bagley Rd                    Olmsted Falls OH  44138

Rocky River Police Dept.                   21012 Hilliard Blvd                  Rocky River OH  44116

Solon Senior Center                           35000 Portz Parkway             Solon OH  44139

Strongsville Police Dept.                     18688 Royalton Rd                 Strongsville OH  44136

Westlake Police Dept.                                    27300 Hilliard Blvd                  Westlake OH  44145



Chester Twp. Police Dept.                  12696 Opalocka Dr                Chesterland OH  44026

Geauga County Sheriff’s Office         12450 Merritt Rd                     Chardon OH  44024

Russell Twp. Police Dept.                   14820 Chillicothe Rd               Novelty OH  44072

Middlefield Police Dept.                      14870 N State St.                   Middlefield OH  44062


New London Police Dept.                   115 E Main St                         New London OH  44851


Willowick Police Dept.                                    30435 Lakeshore Blvd            Eastlake OH  44095

Lake Health/Tri-Point Hospital            7590 Auburn Rd                      Painesville  OH  44077

Lake West Hospital                             36000 Euclid Ave                    Willoughby OH  44094


Amherst Police Dept.                          911 North Lake St                   Amherst OH  44001

Avon Police Dept.                               36145 Detroit Rd                     Avon OH  44011

Avon Lake Police Dept.                      32855 Walker Rd                    Avon Lake OH  44012

Columbia Township Fire Station         25540 Royalton Rd                 Columbia Township OH  44028

Elyria Police Dept.                              18 West Ave                           Elyria OH  44035

Lorain County Sheriff’s Office                        9896 Murray Ridge Rd           Elyria OH  44035

Grafton Police Dept.                           1009 Chestnut St                    Grafton OH  44044

Kipton Village Hall                               299 State St                            Kipton OH  44049

LaGrange Police Dept.                       355 South Center St               LaGrange OH  44050

Lorain Lakeview Park Beach House 200 West Erie Ave                  Lorain OH  44052

North Ridgeville Police Dept.              7307 Avon-Belden Rd                        North Ridgeville OH  44039

Oberlin Police Dept.                            85 South Main St                    Oberlin OH  44074

Sheffield Lake Police Dept.                609 Harris Rd                          Sheffield Lake OH  44054

Sheffield Village Police Dept.             4340 Colorado Ave                 Sheffield Village OH 44054

Vermilion Police Dept.                        5791 Liberty Ave                     Vermilion OH  44089

Wellington Police Dept.                       117 Willard Memorial Sq        Wellington OH 44090


Boardman Police Dept.                      8299 Market St                       Boardman OH  44512

New Middletowon Muni. Bldg             10711 Main St                         New Middletown OH 44442

Beaver Police Dept.                           601 W South Range Rd          N Lima OH 44452

Struthers Police Dept.                         6 Elm St                                  Struthers OH  44471

Austintown Township Police District   92 Ohltown Rd                        Youngstown OH  44515


Brunswick Family Health Center        3574 Center Road                  Brunswick OH  44212

Walgreen’s Parking Lot                       805 N Court St                        Medina OH  44256


Kent Police Dept.                                19 S Water St                         Kent OH  44240                                 

Portage County Water Resources     8116 Infirmary Rd                   Ravenna OH  44266

Ravenna Police Dept.                         220 S Park Way                     Ravenna OH  44266

Robinson Memorial Hospital               6847 N Chestnut St                Ravenna OH  44266

Streetsboro Police Dept.                     2080 State Route 303             Streetsboro OH  44241


Bellville Police Dept.                           320 Bell St                               Bellville OH  44813

Mansfield Police Dept.                        1125 National Pkwy                Mansfield OH  44906

Shelby Police Dept.                            3100 Wareham Ave                Shelby OH  44875


Alliance Police Dept.                           470 E Market St                      Alliance OH  44601

Fairless High School                           11885 Navarre Rd SW           Brewster OH  44608

Judge Eugene Fellmeth Safety Ctr.   1165 South Locust St            Canal Fulton OH  44614

Aultman Hospital (Main Entrance)     2600 6th St SW                       Canton OH  44710

Plain Township Hall                            2600 Easton St NE                 Canton OH 44721

Anytime Fitness                                  5119 W. Tuscarawas              Canton OH  44708

Mercy Medical Hospital                      1330 Mercy Dr NW                Canton OH  44708

East Canton Police                             130 South Cedar St                East Canton OH  44730

Hartville Police Dept.                          202 West Maple St                 Hartville OH  44632

Marlboro Twp. Police Dept.                7344 Edison St                        Hartville OH  44632

Louisville Police Dept.                         215 S Mill St                            Louisville OH  44641

Jackson Twp. Police Dept.                 7383 Fulton Dr NW                 Massillon OH  44646

Boys & Girls Club of Massillon           730 Duncan SW                     Massillon OH  44647

Minerva Police Dept.                          209 N Market St                     Minerva OH  44657

North Canton Police Dept                   145 N Main St                         North Canton OH  44720

Sandy Twp. Fire Station                     8285 Waynesburg Dr SE        Waynesburg OH  44688


Akron Metro Regional Transit Ctr.      631 S Broadway St                 Akron OH  44311

Summa Akron City Hospital, Lot I      Adams St off Market St          Akron OH  44304

Copley Police Dept.                            1280 Sunset Dr.                      Copley OH  44321

Springfield Twp. Police Dept.             2465 Canfield Rd                    Springfield OH  44312

Twinsburg Police Dept.                       10075 Ravenna Rd                 Twinsburg OH  44087