WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick announced the sheriff's office will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back day on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents will be able to drop off any expired, unused or unneeded prescription medications at local collection sites including the Williamson County Administrative Complex at 407 North Monroe Street in Marion.
Vicks says agents with the federal Drug Administration will pick up the medication for destruction in an environmentally acceptable way.
He says this a free and completely anonymous service. There will be "Sharps" containers available to dispose of needles and syringes.
This is a nationwide event, with local law enforcement and Drug Enforcement Administration partnering to host collection sites across the nation.