The Siletz Valley’s “CEDARR” anti-drug coalition is conducting a prescription drug drop-off event at the Siletz Library later this month. Siletz is joining several other cities in Lincoln County to help keep unneeded or expired prescription drugs off the streets, especially away from their young people. The drug drop off will be conducted Saturday, April 28th, 12noon to 2pm at the Siletz Library. A Toledo-Siletz police officer will be on hand to accept the drugs NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Just simply drop them off and he will store them in a secure location for later disposal. The program is ABSOLUTELY FREE, and again, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Prescription drug abuse is a fast growing problem among America’s young people. As law enforcement has cracked down on underage drinking and the manufacturing of common illegal drugs, many young people, who have access to their parents’ medicine cabinets, turn to prescription pain killers for “a high.” Many tweens and teens consider prescription drugs as safer than meth, cocaine or heroin since they come from a pharmacy. However, law enforcement reminds everyone that prescription drugs can be hazardous for those who take them may suffer terrible side effects or even death.
April 28th, 12n-2pm, Siletz Library, drop ’em off.