Prescription drug take-back events set for Saturday across Utah

Apr 25, 2018, 09:35
Prescription drug take-back events set for Saturday across Utah

The DEA typically hosts two prescription drug take-back days per year - one in the spring and one in the fall.

Three locations will accept any unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

Just dispose your meds, no questions asked.

The DEA can not accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. Municipalities across New Jersey and the country will have easy drop-off sites at police departments, pharmacies and other locations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

"This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue", police said in a press release. The event is meant to allow people to dispose of excess prescription drugs so they don't wind up in the hands of other family members or thieves.

The Cedar Falls Police Department will once again participate in a national effort to remove potentially unsafe drugs from homes.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. "We want these medications appropriately disposed of, so they are not polluting our landfills or water systems, or lying around the house at risk of being inappropriately used or harming children".

"The majority of these prescription drug abusers are getting their drugs from friends and families and that's including the home medicine cabinet", says Brad Byerley with Louisiana's Drug Enforcement Administration.

Local State Police Posts participating in the event are: the Lapeer Post at 975 S. Main (M-24) in Lapeer and the Caro Post, located at 1485 Cleaver Rd.

Chief Leger encourages all members of the community to take advantage of this event as another way of protecting our children and keeping our households safe.