ST. CHARLES – Next week, State Representatives Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) and Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) are hosting two prescription drug drop offs with the Hampshire Police Department, Campton Hills Police Department, and Kane County Sheriff.
“Our local law enforcement agencies are outstanding community partners in our year-round effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and keep unwanted and expired drugs from contaminating our water supply,” said Rep. Keicher. “I encourage everyone to check your medicine cabinets and bring your items to either of two drop-off events for safe disposal.”
“To prevent threats unused or expired medications present to children and combat America’s opioid crisis, I am glad to partner with Rep. Keicher for these important prescription drug drop off events,” said Rep. Ugaste. “I invite all 65th District constituents to join us next week and utilize this opportunity to safely dispose of these substances that can become dangerous when in the wrong hands.”
They invite constituents to join them on Tuesday, September 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Office of Rep. Keicher (115 W. Oak Knoll Dr.) in Hampshire.
Constituents can also join them at the Campton Hills Police Department (40W270 LaFox Rd., Suite B) on Thursday, September 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Both prescription drug drop offs will collect unwanted or expired prescription drugs and safely dispose of them for free. Accepted medications include prescription medications, prescription ointments and patches, pet medications, and vitamins. Needles, illegal drugs, and liquids will not be accepted.
These are outdoor events that allow participants to remain in their vehicles. Drivers should follow the marked lanes when entering and exiting the parking lots and brochures on state programs will be available.
For questions or more information, please call Rep. Keicher’s office at (815) 748-3494 or visit RepKeicher.com and Rep. Ugaste’s office at (630) 797-5530 or RepUgaste.com.