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              STOP TEEN PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
Help NBC4 and Roxane Labs on Drug Disposal Day at Your Local Kroger

NBC4 (WCMH-TV), Roxane Laboratories and Kroger are working together to prevent teen prescription drug abuse in central Ohio by offering a way to safely dispose of expired and unused medications at local Kroger stores throughout central Ohio.  This event is part of the Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse <http://www.nbc4i.com/category/255689/prevent-teen-drug-abuse> campaign.

To ensure safe disposal, NBC4, Roxane Laboratories and Kroger, in collaboration with Franklin, Delaware and Licking County Sheriff’s Office and Kroger, will once again offer Drug Disposal Day events this year at seven different locations. The next upcoming event will be on Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  at these locations:

Kroger – Columbus 
Kroger – Groveport 
Kroger – Galloway  
Kroger – Dublin

1375 Chambers Road               6011 Groveport Road    5800 W. Broad Street                7625 Sawmill Road
Columbus, OH 43212                Groveport, OH 43215     Galloway, OH 43119               Dublin, OH 43016

Kroger – Gahanna 
Kroger – Pataskala  
Kroger – Delaware

300 S. Hamilton Road 350 E. Broad Street801     N. Houk Road  
Gahanna, OH 43230    Pataskala, OH 43062      Delaware, OH 43015

Contributing to the prevention of prescription drug abuse is as easy as driving through a Kroger parking lot to give your expired and unused medications to a Franklin County Sheriff Deputy. All unused and expired medications will be accepted, including pills, liquids, gels, and patches. Medications will not be accepted in-store or by anyone other than a Franklin Country Sheriff Deputy.

According to statistics, almost 4.5 million teens report trying prescription drugs for recreational purposes.  The Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse <http://www.nbc4i.com/category/255689/prevent-teen-drug-abuse> campaign has helped Franklin County Sheriff officers safely dispose more than four tons of drugs collected at Drug Disposal Day events since 2011. To learn more about the campaign go to the nbc4i.com news tab and click: Prevent Teen Drug Abuse <http://www.nbc4i.com/category/255689/prevent-teen-drug-abuse>.

Roxane Laboratories, located in Columbus, Ohio, manufactures, packages, and distributes a wide variety of multisource, brand and consumer healthcare pharmaceutical products. Their employees are dedicated to serving our Central Ohio community. Each year, they donate more than $250,000 and hundreds of volunteer hours to local organizations that promote public health, math and science education, and community well-being.

NBC4 (WCMH-TV) is A Media General Company and an affiliate station of NBC. NBC4 delivers relevant content, accurate weather, and keeps you connected through outreach and advocacy in the community. When, where and how you need us.

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