METRICH Collects 1,947 LBS of Prescription Medication
On October 27, 2018 the METRICH Enforcement Unit along with the Mansfield Division of Police, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the Bellville Police Department, the Lexington Police Department and the Shelby Police Department participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Take Back Initiative.
In addition to Richland County law enforcement agencies, numerous other law enforcement agencies from the METRICH region also participated. The METRICH region collected 1,947 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. Community participation and commitment by all law enforcement agencies in the METRICH region was key to the success of this event.
Below is a breakdown of all agencies that participated in this event.
Richland County Agencies: Mansfield Division of Police-177.2lbs Richland County Sheriff’s Office-83.6lbs Bellville Police Department-68lbs Lexington Police Department-40.2lbs Shelby Police Department-70.8lbs
Ashland County Agencies: Ashland County Sheriff’s Office-320lbs
Crawford County Agencies: Crawford County Sheriff’s Office-40lbs Bucyrus Police Department-36lbs Galion Police Department-77lbs
Hancock County Agencies: Hancock County Sheriff’s Office-57.6lbs
Huron County Agencies: Norwalk Police Department-49.6lbs Willard Police Department-47.8lbs Huron County Sheriff’s Office-167lbs
Knox County Agencies: Mount Vernon Police Department-85.4lbs Fredricktown Police Department-13.8lbs Danville Police Department-14lbs
Marion County Agencies: Marion Police Department/Marion County Sheriff’s Office-182lbs
Morrow County Agencies: Morrow County Sheriff’s Office-128.4lbs
Seneca County Agencies: Seneca County Sheriff’s Office-89lbs Fostoria Police Department-50lbs Tiffin Police Department-52.6lbs
Wyandot County Agencies: Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office-55lbs Carey Police Department-3lb Upper Sandusky Police Department-39lbs