The DEA will safely dispose of the medication.

WINDSOR COUNTY- On Saturday, April 29, the Windsor County Sheriff's Office, local and state law enforcement agencies, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially risky, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Captain Terri Hook of the Oneida County Sheriff's Department talks about some of the local collections.

The drop off location will be in the upper parking lot of the East Hampton Town Hall, 20 East High Street, East Hampton from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital along with other OH hospitals, is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day by sponsoring a prescription drug drop-off site for community members to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

Studies have shown that the majority of the abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. Unused and outdated medications are susceptible to misuse or abuses, and can result in accidental poisonings and overdoses.

The Take Back Day and Permanent Collection services are free. "DEA remains hard at work to establish just such a drug disposal process, and will continue to offer take-back opportunities until proper regulations are in place". NW, as the agencies can't take in liquids or needles. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines - flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - both pose potential safety and health hazards.