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Drug drop-off sites take opioids off the streets

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Posted at 11:20 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 23:20:22-04

Niagara County will add three "drug drop-off sites" where residents can dispose of unused and expired pharmaceuticals. It's part of a bigger push to keep medication, especially prescription pain killers and other opioids, off the streets.

"Niagara County is watching the resurgence of drug abuse closely, and with our present national opioid crisis, it is clear that eliminating prescription narcotics from circulation must be a priority," said Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy R. Bradt (R-North Tonawanda). "This provides a secure, legal disposal alternative for prescription drugs that keeps them out of the waste stream and off the streets."

The new drop-off sites will be located at:

  • North Tonawanda Police Department: 216 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda
  • Middleport Police Department, 12 Main St., Middleport
  • Town of Niagara Police Department, 7105 Lockport Road, Niagara

These new sites are in addition to existing collection boxes at the Lewiston Police Department, the Lewiston and Niagara Falls Police Department, and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office in Lockport.