Brown Joins Austintown Law Enforcement to Highlight National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Brown has Worked to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

AUSTINTOWN, OH —Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Detective Jeff Toth at the Austintown Police Department to highlight “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.” National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a day when Ohioans can safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs, will take place Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

“Addiction isn’t an individual problem or a character flaw, it’s a disease – a disease that all too often starts in the family medicine cabinet,” said Brown. “Unused prescription medicines – especially addictive opioid painkillers – must be disposed of in a safe, responsible way to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.”

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in an effort to provide safe, convenient and responsible means for disposal of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for addiction.

Brown has introduced the Opioid Quota Openness, Transparency, and Awareness Act (Opioid QuOTA Act) to shed light on annual quotas for prescription painkiller production and put a limit on the number of these potentially deadly painkillers that are produced every year.

In August, Brown applauded a proposal issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reduce the production of prescription opioids by 20 percent next year. The DEA is responsible for establishing annual quotas determining the exact amount of each opioid drug that is permitted to be produced in the U.S. each year. Brown asked the agency to take this step.

Last month, the House Homeland Security Committee passed Brown’s bipartisan legislation, the INTERDICT ACT, to help keep the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl out of Ohio communities and provide border agents and other law enforcement with better equipment to protect themselves from deadly opioids in the field.

Several state and national law enforcement organizations, including the Ohio FOP and the Buckeye Sheriff’s Association, have endorsed Brown’s bill. Brown’s bill is also supported by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Brown is supporting Portman’s STOP Act, which is also endorsed by law enforcement. The two bills work together to help block the deadly synthetic opioid from reaching Ohio communities.

Brown has also applauded the formation of the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis and several of its recommendations, which echo his work to combat the opioid epidemic in the Senate.

A list of Mahoning Valley drug take back sites can be found below:

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION

ADDRESS

CITY

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE

 

266 WEST WOOD STREET

 

YOUNGSTOWN

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT BUILDING

 

1315 CHURCHILL-HUBBARD ROAD

 

YOUNGSTOWN

BOARDMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

BOARDMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

8299 MARKET STREET

 

BOARDMAN

AUSTINTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP POLICE DISTRICT

 

92 OHLTOWN RD.

YOUNGSTOWN

HUBBARD CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

HUBBARD CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

233 SCHOOL STREET

 

HUBBARD

BEAVER POLICE DEPARTMENT

BEAVER POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

601 W SOUTH RANGE RD

NORTH LIMA

CANFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

CANFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

104 LISBON ST.

CANFIELD

NEW MIDDLETOWN POLICE DEPT

 

NEW MIDDLETOWN MUNICIPAL BUILDING

 

10711 MAIN STREET

 

NEW MIDDLETOWN

CORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

CORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

400 N. HIGH STREET

 

CORTLAND

BAZETTA TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

BAZETTA TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

2671 MCCLEARY JACOBY ROAD

 

CORTLAND

MILTON TOWNSHIP POLICE DISTRICT

 

MILTON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

15992 MILTON AVE.

 

LAKE MILTON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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