Task Force History

Prescription Drug Disposal

Our award-winning prescription Drug Disposal Network will dispose of nearly 18,000 pounds of unwanted pharmaceuticals this year at our 33 partner police stations here in Lake County. This program has been used as a model by the DEA to shape disposal networks across the country. Since the programs hard launch in 2012 we have disposed of just over 85,000 pounds or 42 tons. Estimates are that we have taken nearly $7.5 million dollars in controlled at risk drugs of Lake County medicine cabinets.