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Drug Drop Off Locations

Prevent prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the United States. Removing old medications from the home prevents people from using someone else’s prescription. Many teens who misuse prescription drugs report getting them from friends or relatives. With expired prescriptions in the home, older people who may be easily confused could take the wrong medication and children could accidently get their hands on them.

Medications that are expired have passed their half-life, which leads to them being ineffective.

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Their chemical composition can change and, over time, expired drugs may become less effective or potentially harmful.


Portage County has more than a dozen permanent prescription medication collection boxes located at police departments across the county. These boxes are accessible 24/7 and free of charge.

These locations accept prescription medications only,
no liquids or syringes/sharps:


  • Aurora Police Dept (entrance), 100 S. Aurora Rd. (St Rt 43)

  • Brimfield Police Dept (lobby), 1287 Tallmadge Rd.

  • Hiram Police Dept (front entrance), 11617 Garfield Rd. (St Rt 82)

  • Kent City Police (parking lot), 301 S. Depeyster St.

  • Kent State Police Dept (front of Stockdale),  530 E Summit St.

  • Portage County Sheriff’s Office (lobby), 8240 Infirmary Rd, Ravenna

  • Ravenna Police Dept (front entrance), 220 Park Way

  • Streetsboro Police Dept (front entrance), 2080 St Rt 303

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