Prescription Take Back: METRICH 10 County Region Collects Nearly 1,400 lbs

Prescription Take Back Event Totals

RICHLAND COUNTY, OH: On April 24, 2021 the METRICH Enforcement Unit along with the Mansfield Division of Police, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the Shelby Police Department, Community Action for Capable Youth (CASY), and the Third St Clinic 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 over 1,389 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
Mansfield Police Department 95 lbs.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department 20.8 lbs
. Shelby Police Department 27 lbs.

Ashland County
Ashland Sheriff’s Department 214.5 lbs.

Crawford County
Bucyrus Police Department 39.8 lbs.
Crestline Police Department 75 lbs.
Galion Police Department 75 lbs.

Hancock County
Hancock County Sheriff’s Department 119.6 lbs.

Knox County
Danville Police Department 18.6 lbs.
Fredericktown Police Department 8 lbs.
Mt. Vernon Police Department 68.8 lbs.

Marion County
Marion County Sheriff’s Department 283.4

Morrow County
Morrow County Sheriff’s Department 196.54

Seneca County
Fostoria Police Department 36.5 lbs.
Tiffin Police Department 32 lbs.
Seneca County Sheriff’s Department 32 lbs.

Wyandot County
Wyandot Sheriff’s Department 38 lbs.
Carey Police Department 9 lbs.

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