Jefferson County plans drug take back event

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

Officials advise that unused drugs should not be poured down a sink or flushed in a toilet unless a prescription label or information says it's OK to do so. The event helps residents clean out their cabinets of old or unused medication, preventing it from being stolen or abused.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and community partners will give the public another opportunity to remove potentially risky pharmaceutical controlled substances from our nation's medicine cabinets.

Saturday, April 28, Knox County will be participating in the national Drug Take Back Day.

Studies have shown the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.

On Saturday, April 28, the Cook County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be hosting an unwanted prescription drug round-up at two locations in the County. It's an opportunity for citizens to forfeit any unexpired or unwanted medications with no questions asked.

Local law enforcement agencies throughout Vernon County are coordinating the Drug Take-Back Day in an effort to address this public safety and public health issue. Drop-off locations in Knox County include Knox County Health Department, Danville Police Department, Centerburg Foster's Pharmacy and the Fredericktown Police Department. There are several police departments and hospitals taking part. Blister packs are acceptable without medication being removed. Only pills and patches can be accepted; liquids and sharps will not be accepted.

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