Celina, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that on February 24, 2018, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Grand Lake Health System Health Fair.  A drug take back booth was manned for the event, which was held at the Auglaize-Mercer Family YMCA.  The Sheriff’s Office collected over 5 pounds of unneeded prescription drugs during the event.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will pick up and properly destroy the pills collected from this event along with other take back events held and pills collected in the permanent drug take back box in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office holds several drug take back events throughout the year, the next one being at Mercer Healthy Expo on March 3, 2018 at the Galleria in Celina.  Sheriff Grey would like to remind the public that old, unused, or unwanted prescription medication can be dropped off any time, without an appointment, at the drop box in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.