AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police departments across the Valley are working to get unused prescription medication off the streets.

One way that they do that is through Prescription Take Back events at local police departments.

Austintown has a box available year-round.

Senator Sherrod Brown met with officers at the Austintown Police Department on Monday morning to talk about the importance of keeping unused medications, many of them opioids, from getting into the wrong hands.