Rep. Murphy to Host Free Prescription Disposal Event with Pawnee Police on Aug. 25

State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) is partnering with the Pawnee Police Department to host a free prescription drug drop off event on Tuesday, August 25. This event to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pawnee Police Department located at 801 Fifth Street in Pawnee.

“Like many other events, regular prescription drug disposal events were canceled as a result of coronavirus, but that hasn’t made it any less important to safely dispose of expired prescriptions,” said Murphy. “To provide a safe and easy environment, our event will be set up as a drive-thru to allow residents to remain in their vehicles during the collection process.”

As Murphy indicated, the event is outside and allows participants to remain in your vehicle during the collection of unwanted, unused or expired medications. Drivers should follow the marked lanes when entering and exiting the parking lot.

WHAT:           

Free Prescription Drug Drop Off

HOSTS:          

State Rep. Mike Murphy & the Pawnee Police Department

WHEN:           

Tuesday, August 25 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE:        

Pawnee Police Department

801 Fifth Street

Pawnee, IL 62558       

DETAILS:      

Accepted Medications: • Prescription medications • Prescription ointments & patches • Pet medications • Vitamins

Items Not Accepted: • Needles • Illegal drugs

Special thanks to the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) for the donation of drug disposal bags for the event and their work to raise awareness as August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day.

For more information or questions about the event, contact Rep. Murphy’s office at (217) 782-0044.