The Madison County State’s Attorney is encouraging you to take part in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.  The program encourages anyone with old or unused prescription medications to turn them in at a designated site instead of throwing them in the garbage or flushing them.  The Drug Enforcement Administration estimates more than 7-million Americans abuse prescription drugs. 

There will be several locations around the region and around the nation participating.  Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons says they are involved because there are too many pills getting in the wrong hands.

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You can participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day by taking your used or old medications to the parking lot on 2nd Street behind the Madison County Administration Building in Edwardsville from 10am-2pm on Saturday.  For a list of other Take Back sites near you, follow the link here:  http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

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