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DEA Drug Take Back Day Is April 22nd

2 Prescription pill bottles.  One spilled open.
Olga De Lawrence

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 24th Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 22nd. The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications at the lobby of the Carbondale Police Department on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tablets, Capsules, Patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs will be accepted. Syringes and other sharps, liquids and illegal drugs will NOT be accepted.

The DEA will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at its drop off locations as long as lithium batteries are removed.

In partnership with local law enforcement, Take Back Day has removed more than 8,300 tons of medication from circulation since its inception. For more information and to find a collection site near you, visit www.DEATakeBack.com.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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