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Not gonna use those drugs? Drop them off here, please

Friday, May 02, 2014   by: Staff



On Thursday, May 8, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Anishinabek Police Service will be participating in a provincial-wide initiative of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), known as the Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day program.

The idea behind the program is to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of going through medicine cabinets to find out what medications are expired and what medications are not used anymore. 

Citizens can bring their expired and unused medications to the following locations during the following times on May 8:

  • Station Mall (former English Butler location) between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Senior Citizens Drop In Centre, 619 Bay Street between 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Uniformed members from the three Services will be at both sites collecting the medications. 

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Anishinabek Polilce Service would like to remind the public that unused and expired prescription medications can be returned to any local pharmacy year round as well.


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soowat 5/2/2014 3:42:57 PM Report

Alternatively one can bring the unused drugs into Rome's Pharmacy any time that they are open
Gumby54 5/2/2014 4:16:31 PM Report

Any Pharmacy will take them.
rider_ 5/2/2014 6:40:17 PM Report

give back to the community and just take them to the probable drivethrough crackhouse that's been openly operating for literally years now without any intervention by the bus terminal.

since i'm not a big fan of libel, let's make this vague. here's what you want to do:

go to the dennis bus terminal (buy an orange crush or something so you're not just loitering like 99% of the parasites drifting through there in search of tonight's oxy fix) and sit your ass such that you are facing the posterior of the esteemed albert street east estates.

watch as every single hour, all day, every day, like 30 unique vehicles pass through the veritable drivethrough that will quickly make itself obvious to you.

i'm not saying that if your gut instincts direct you towards an angry man who is constantly known for his profane, screaming fits at passersby who has sometimes 40 extremely brief visitors per day, that this guy is selling drugs or even doing anything slightly illegal or interesting; i'm just suggesting he's misunderstood and actually has lots of friends and is awesome and must have all sorts of legitimate income.

his winning personality & charisma are enviable.
rider_ 5/2/2014 6:48:14 PM Report

i am being facetious and this is a satire. let's be clear for the locals.
Powerwise 5/2/2014 6:55:52 PM Report

But PHEWF!!!!! We busted some kid with like 3 grams of pot and a "blowgun with ammunition". Are we talking about spitballs, here?

Surely the cops are doing their jobs and the populace of Sault Ste. Marie ought to feel at ease even as McOxydonalds restaurants operate freely throughout the central expanse of our city.

Also forget about the morning drag race to the tube mill in the morning; surely no harm can come from about 200 pickup trucks driving at 150 kilometres per hour down Wallace Tarrace can do no harm, right?
Sammy1099 5/2/2014 7:08:28 PM Report


"Any Pharmacy will take them."

Then how would the cops get extra money for all those fancy toys? They have to pay for the armoured car and tasers somehow you know.
Powerwise 5/2/2014 7:09:21 PM Report

down the wallace t errace they the cops d
rider_ 5/2/2014 7:24:56 PM Report

it's almost like a failed and largely rhetorical so-called war on drugs is protecting police interests or something, almost as though asset seizure and forfeiture are supplementing if not accounted for in blue budgets as-is (several ailing US states admit this openly!)

almost like it's more convenient to nail the basement dwellers blasting off with a bong, one-by-one, to garner easy funds and bamboozle the reading public with grandiose exaggerations of basically everybody's loser cousin. ya know, lest they be forced to actually engage with dangerous criminal interests, protect the city, and in turn, disable the endless cashflow of smalltime busts and resultant asset forfeitures.

all hypothetical of course!!!!! you'd have to be a schizophrenic to believe ANYTHING aside from our police all being white knights in shining untarnished armour, champions of virtue.
rider_ 5/2/2014 8:01:38 PM Report

but yes, so you don't allow yourself to be misrepresented as some kind of codeine pill fiend for having a T4 or two left from that leg surgery a few years back or whatever, make sure you return your unused drugs.
young guy 5/3/2014 11:46:57 PM Report


You 'must' be very drunk whilst writing your ridiculous comments...

It must be a complete waste of time responding to you isn't it? I just don't want to waste my time, so i'm just asking you beforehand....
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