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26 October 2017, 12:43 | Darrell Baldwin
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In an effort to get risky prescription medications off the street, police agencies throughout the region will be participating Saturday in the National Drug Take Back, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The Drug Take Back events are the safe, popular and responsible way for the public to legally and dispose of prescription drugs.
From 10am - 2 pm Members of SAP will be on-site at the Peoria County Sheriffs Office and other local police departments to collect unwanted medications.
Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem, and this drug drop off event is a great opportunity for citizens of Council Bluffs or anyone else to help reduce this threat. During the one-day effort in April, MSP posts collected 597 pounds of prescription drugs.
You can find more information about Drug Take Back Day here.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 70 percent of prescription drug abusers get them from friends and relatives.
Bring your pills in for disposal to any of a variety of locations listed in the event flyer.
Last April, Americans turned in 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.
Medicines left in home cabinets can lead to misuse and abuse of the drugs.
Officials also cautioned people about potential health hazards when they flush medicines in the toilet or throw them in the trash.
America is experiencing an epidemic of addiction, overdose and death due to abuse of prescription drugs, particularly opioid painkillers.
Residents can dispose of medications year-round by dropping them off at the Sheriff's Office medicine collection drop box, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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