The Platteville Police Department will take back potentially dangerous, unwanted and unused prescription drugs at the police station, 165 N. Fourth St., Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in more than 2 million pounds of pills.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Americans’ usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash —pose potential safety and health hazards.
The Platteville Police Department has a permanent drop box in its lobby to make a dropoff before or after the event if needed.