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Posted on: April 28, 2022

April 30 is National Prescription Take-Back Day

DEA Drug Take Back Day April 30

Unneeded prescription medication—those that are old, unwanted, or no longer needed—are a public safety issue and can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. A majority of people who misuse a prescription medication obtained the medicine from a family member or friend. Don't let your medicine cabinet be the source of drugs for anyone. 

Bring unwanted, unused, and expired prescription medications on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (West Parking Lot), 310 2nd Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids or the Springville Fire Station as part of a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This event is free and anonymous. No questions asked. 

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 Take Back Day event, visit the DEA Diversion website.

Can’t make it Saturday? The Linn County Sheriff's Office has a medication disposal box in the parking lot of the Sheriff's Office at 310 2nd Ave. SW that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Any and all types of unwanted medications and drugs, including illegal drugs, may be placed in the container. However, for the safety of all involved, please do not put needles or sharps in the drop box. 

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