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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day starts Sunday

Law enforcement officials across the county will be collecting unused prescription medications on Saturday, April 24.

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Bottles of prescription medications are dumped in boxes during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day are shown in Rochester, Minnesota, in this 2018 file photo. This year's event is Saturday, April 24, 2021. The Kandiyohi County Law Enforcement Center in Willmar is a participating location. (Forum News Service file photo)
Andrew Link

As part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, numerous Police Departments and Sheriff's Offices will be collecting unused prescription drugs on Saturday, April 24.

The event is aimed at providing a safe, convenient and responsible way for people to dispose of prescription drugs — no questions asked.

While many law enforcement office's have a drug take back box at their offices year-round, Saturday's event is also aimed at promoting the education of the general public on potential abuse of medications.

The event runs 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. local time on Saturday, April 24. Click here to find a location near you.

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