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Prescription Drug Dropoff

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Residents of the Quad Cities can make their homes safer this weekend. A coalition of groups is sponsoring a prescription drug drop-off Saturday - for potentially-dangerous expired, un-used, and unwanted drugs.

The group is called CAUSE which stands for Coalition Advocating for Underage Substance Elimination, and it includes schools, hospitals, and police departments. 
Tammy Muerhoff , Rock Island County Regional Superintendent of Schools, says CAUSE held its first drug drop-off last April, and collected nearly 500 pounds.
And along with protecting children, the collection also helps protect the environment. 

Muerhoff says only pills and patches can be accepted, NOT any liquids or needles.

The collection on Saturday will be open from 10 am to 2 pm at three locations - the Milan municipal center, Rock Island justice center, and Silvis Police Department.