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Drug Take Back Day Oct. 23

Saturday, Oct. 23, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

Saturday, Oct. 23, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

The Take Back Day, sponsored by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by providing safe locations to properly dispose of unused prescription medications.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office is participating in this event this Saturday. Crow Wing County is serious about preventing medication misuse/abuse and serious about healthy, environmentally safe disposal of unneeded medications. There are several free medication disposal sites within Crow Wing County. The "drop-off" box at each site will accept unneeded over-the-counter medications, prescriptions and narcotic drugs from community members.

Please note that no chemotherapy or radiation medication, syringes, needles or sharps are accepted at these "drop-off" sites.

Drop-Off Sites include the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, Breezy Point Police Department, Crosslake Police Department, Nisswa Police Department, and Pequot Lakes Police Department. Hours vary by location.

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The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office lobby is normally closed for business on weekends, but simply go to the main entrance and phone our dispatch center on the phone provided in the entryway, and you will be let into the drop-off box in the lobby.

For more information, visit: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

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