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Keeping Unwanted Pills Out Of The Wrong Hands

Another law enforcement agency offers unwanted prescription drop off.
This time its the Douglas County Sheriff.

On Saturday October 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), LiveWise Coalition, and Walgreens will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Walgreens at 132nd & Center. Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected.
Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. A Deputy Sheriff will be on hand to accept the medications and properly dispose of them. We do ask that drug reps, pharmacists, and clinics refrain from dropping excess inventory at the event.

Last April, Americans turned in over 376,593 pounds—188 tons—of prescription drugs at 5,361 sites operated by more than 3,800 state and local law enforcement partners. On the previous two Take Back Days combined, DEA and its partners collected over 618,000 pounds, or 309 tons, of prescription drugs.


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