March 28, 2014
The Cicero Police Department recently unveiled a new prescription drug giveback program, made possible through a grant from the Kinney Drug Foundation. Present for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new MedReturn box were, from left, Cicero Volunteers in Police Services volunteer John Krider, Cicero Town Board member Mark Venesky, Cicero Senior Advocate Diane Browning, resident Elizabeth Fedele (who christened the box with a prescription dropoff), Greg Wolanski of Kinney Drugs, Cicero Police Chief Joseph Snell and Cicero Supervisor Jessica Zambrano.
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The Cicero Police Department is now home to a MedReturn box in which town residents can drop off expired or unused prescription drugs any time from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drug collection unit is produced by MedReturn, LLC of Grafton, Wis. The box is located in the police department’s administrative offices at 8236 Brewerton Road, behind Town Hall. Drugs should be placed in a clear plastic bag. The department cannot take liquids or needles. As the box fills up, the CPD will clear it out and remove the drugs to their evidence room. When the DEA does its giveback program twice a year, the department will turn them over for safe destruction.