Celina, OH –  (4-30-18) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that on April 28, 2018, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office participated in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.  A drug take back was held in conjunction with the Celina Police Department from 10am – 2pm.  There were 20.25 pounds of pills collected during that time at the Police Department.

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.  During the scheduled pickup, there will be over 150 pounds of drugs released to the DEA since the last pickup in the fall of 2017.

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.