Nebraskans are cleaning out their medicine cabinets and turning in unused drugs.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office helped sponsor "Drug Take Back Day" at a local Walgreens in Omaha. The public was encouraged to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
The event went on from 10a.m. to 12pm Saturday. A Deputy Sheriff was on hand to accept the medications for disposal at the Walgreens at 180th & Q.
Last September, Americans turned in 242,000 pounds—121 tons—of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners.