(RENO, Nev.) -- The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is set to hold a Prescription Drug Roundup on Saturday, Sept. 27 to give residents an opportunity to get rid of potentially dangerous, unwanted, or expired medication.
Citizens are encouraged to bring their medicine for safe disposal throughout the county from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants can mark out the patient's name on the bottle, and the service will be free and anonymous, according to officials.
"Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs," Washoe County Sheriff officials said in a statement. "Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends."
For more information on participating drop-off locations, visit the county sheriff's website.
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